Special Invitation for Diplomates
CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award!

Deadline for Applications: March 16, 2023

To recognize the achievements of our extraordinary Diplomates, ABQAURP presents the CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award bi-annually in conjunction with our Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference.

ABQAURP presents the Award to recognize the Diplomate that embodies the values of the medical profession through leadership, service, excellence, and integrity; demonstrating their commitment to advancing our mission to improve the quality of health care!

The award will identify leaders whose outstanding initiatives have led to measurable change in patient safety outcomes, provider and/or patient engagement, and overall quality improvements.

Submissions must be received by March 16, 2023.

As a member of the Award panel and our CME Committee Chair, Dr. Sunil Sinha calls on members to reflect on changes and innovations you have made. “Health care providers and researchers across the world worked tirelessly and collaboratively to get through the pandemic. This also provided an opportunity for innovation and ingenuity to help those in need in ways that have only been theorized or tested in limited ways. As we continue to work towards the ultimate objectives of prevention and cure, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the efforts of yourselves and others towards improving the quality and safety of health care. Please consider taking the time to make a nomination for this prestigious recognition of important work towards improving health care.”

Learn more, see information from past award submissions:

2017 Achievement Award submissions and winner, Dr. Tabassum Salam, CLICK HERE.
2019 Achievement Award submissions and winner, Dr. Tess Kryspin-Lombard, CLICK HERE.
2021 Achievement Award submissions and winner, Dr. Benjamin Kartchner, CLICK HERE.

Selection Criteria

Please share your outstanding health care quality and/or patient safety initiative that resulted in one or more of the following health care improvements!
  • Measurable change in the quality management outcomes of your practice or workplace
  • Measurable improvement in patient safety outcomes in your practice or workplace
  • Measurable improvement in patient and/or provider engagement outcomes in your practice or workplace


  • The improvement in health care quality management and/or patient safety must have occurred between 2021 and 2022, and have been started no earlier than 2020.
  • Applicants must be ABQAURP Diplomate members in good standing and be able to attend the 2023 Annual Conference.

Apply or encourage a CHCQM colleague to apply!

ABQAURP and our Diplomates

By voluntarily achieving certification in HCQM, Diplomates demonstrate a dedication to patient safety, health care quality, and effective care. Our long-standing membership attests to the value certification brings throughout your health care career.

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CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award presentation will take place on October 20, 2023, in conjunction with ABQAURP’s Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference!