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"Coming together is a beginning,
staying together is progress, and working together is success."
  ~Henry Ford

Texas Gulf Coast Association for Healthcare Quality (TGCAHQ) is a non-profit association that was organized in 1977 to promote educational activities for quality professionals in the southeast portion of Texas. 

Our Motto
“Advancing Excellence in Healthcare Quality Together”

Our Vision Statement
A Unified Commitment to Quality: Leading the Evolution of Healthcare Standards

Our Mission Statement
In order to champion a culture of continuous improvement, our mission is to provide education, resources, and a collaborative platform for Texas healthcare professionals, ensuring the highest standards of quality and patient safety.

Our By-Laws (members only)


TGCAHQ is lead by a volunteer team that oversees the operations, finances and strategies of our association.  


President: Vivian Ho-Nguyen, MBA, BS, MT (ASCP) CHPQ, ASQ-CQA

Secretary: Alma Rodriguez, MHA, BBA, ASQ-CQA

Strategic Initiatives: Carolyn Anderson-Beals, MBA, MSN, RN

Education Aprille McQueen, MSN, MS, RN, HACP-CMS
Cynthia Jolivette, 

Meet the Leadership Team

Interested in being a part of the leadership team leading the way for excellence in healthcare quality and patient safety in Texas?  Email us today,!

Our Core Values

Excellence: We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in healthcare quality, recognizing it as the foundation for optimal patient outcomes and organizational success.

Collaboration & Continuous Learning: We believe in the power of collaboration and actively seek partnerships that promote the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and best practices to enhance healthcare quality.

Integrity: Upholding the highest ethical standards, we prioritize transparency, honesty, and accountability in all our interactions and initiatives.

Innovation: We embrace a culture of innovation, encouraging creative thinking, continuous improvement, and the exploration of new technologies to advance healthcare quality.

Patient-Centricity: We are committed to placing the needs and perspectives of patients at the center of our efforts, ensuring that quality initiatives are aligned with their well-being.

Diversity & InclusionWe value and celebrate diversity, recognizing that a rich tapestry of perspectives enhances our ability to drive positive change in healthcare quality.

AdvocacyWe advocate for policies and practices that prioritize and support healthcare quality, working to influence positive change on local, national, and global levels.

Resilience: We approach challenges with resilience, acknowledging that setbacks are opportunities for growth and adaptation in our ongoing mission to improve healthcare quality.

be on a team!

Volunteering to serve on a committee for quality in healthcare presents professionals with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on patient care, organizational performance, and the broader healthcare landscape. By actively participating in quality committees, professionals contribute their expertise, insights, and passion for excellence to drive positive change and continuous improvement initiatives. Through their involvement, professionals not only gain valuable leadership experience and professional development but also play a pivotal role in shaping policies, standards, and practices that directly impact patient outcomes and organizational success. Moreover, volunteering on quality committees allows professionals to demonstrate their commitment to quality care, foster a culture of excellence within their organizations, and leave a lasting legacy of positive change in the healthcare community.

Contact us today and step up to your leadership potential!


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TGCAHQ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Houston, Texas

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