The Connecticut Hospital Association and Wisconsin Hospital Association will receive the 2014 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for their work to improve health care quality, the AHA announced today. “Improving quality and patient safety is a never-ending quest for America’s hospitals and health systems,” said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. “The Connecticut and Wisconsin state hospital associations exemplify the key role now played by hospital associations across the country in convening and supporting their members in the critical work of quality and safety collaboratives.” The award will be presented July 20 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. It is named for AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, who strongly promoted the role of hospital associations in leading quality improvement during his tenure as AHA president and as president of the Maryland Hospital Association. For more on the recipients’ quality achievements, see the AHA news release.