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National Quality Forum Announces New Member Councils Leadership
Date:9/24/2007

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Quality Forum (NQF) released the results of recent leadership elections to decide the new Chairs and Vice Chairs for each of its eight Member Councils. The incoming officers will assume their duties during the NQF Annual Membership meeting which begins on Wednesday, September 26.

"We are very excited about the new leaders for all of the councils," said Janet M Corrigan, PhD, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum. "The leadership and work they will be engaged in over the next year will help shape and develop critical patient and industry quality improvements that will benefit all stakeholders working towards improving today's and tomorrow's healthcare quality."

The new Chairs and Vice Chairs are listed below.

Consumer Council

Brian Lindberg (Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care), Chair-Elect

Maureen Corry (Childbirth Connection), Vice Chair-Elect

Health Plan Council

Christine Izui (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association), Chair-Elect

Lisa Latts (WellPoint), Vice Chair-Elect

Health Professional Council

Robert Haralson (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), Chair-Elect

William Rich (American Academy of Ophthalmology), Vice Chair-Elect

Provider Organizations Council

Paul Convery (Baylor Health Care System), Chair-Elect

Christopher Hebert (Cleveland Clinic Foundation), Vice Chair-Elect

Public /Community Health Agencies Council

David Gifford (Rhode Island Department of Health), Chair-Elect

Denise Love (National Association of Health Data Organizations), Vice

Chair-Elect

Purchaser Council

Andrew Webber (National Business Coalition on Health), Chair-Elect

David Hopkins (Pacific Business Group on Health), Vice Chair-Elect

Quality Measurement, Research and Improvement Council

Louis Diamond (Thomson Healthcare), Chair-Elect

Barbara Corn (National Association for Healthcare Quality), Vice Chair-

Elect

Supplier and Industry Council

David Domann (Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems), Chair-Elect

Kathleen Shoemaker (Eli Lilly & Co.), Vice Chair-Elect

The mission of the National Quality Forum is to improve the quality of American healthcare by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance, and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs. NQF, a non-profit organization (http://www.qualityforum.org) with diverse stakeholders across the public and private health sectors, was established in 1999 and is based in Washington, DC


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