Jennifer Arp Receives Outstanding Quality Professional Award

September 16, 2020

ATLANTIC- Cass County Health System (CCHS) is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Arp, RN, BSN has been selected as the winner of the Outstanding Iowa Quality Professional Award presented by the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ).
“I am so honored to receive this award,” said Arp. “I couldn’t have done it without my team.”
Arp has been recognized as a valued member of the CCHS Team since 1995. Her journey to quality began at the frontlines as a RN at in on the Med/Surg and Special Care Unit. Since that time, Arp has served CCHS as a nurse in Cardiac Rehab, Quality Coordination, and served as the Nursing Clinical Instructor. She found her passion in quality and performance improvement in 2004, which inspired her to receive her Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality certification in 2009. Arp was promoted into her current position as the Director of Performance Improvement in 2012.
“Jennifer truly exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding quality professional. Regardless of workload, she is quick to accept new challenges and does so with a willingness to learn and challenge the status quo. Jennifer compels those around her to strive for high standards, keeping our patients as our catalyst for change. It has been a privilege to work alongside her and I can think of no one more deserving of this award,” said CCHS Chief Nursing Officer Amanda Bireline.

The Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) annually grants the Outstanding Iowa Quality Professional award to recognize a dynamic and passionate IAHQ member who has demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership with local, state and national healthcare associations and has made contributions to healthcare quality through healthcare consultation, publications and presentations.