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.
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
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-
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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