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National Association for Healthcare Quality Appoints New Board Members
Sandra Jones becomes President, Carole Guinane appointed President-Elect, Dr. Michael R. Friedman and Eric Witte Directors-at-Large, Dr. Nidia Williams Competencies Commission Chair, and Patricia Resnik Education Commission Chair
CHICAGO, February 18, 2019 – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) announces the appointment of Sandra Jones, Texoma Medical Center, as its 2019 president and five new members to its 2019 Board of Directors. Carole Guinane, Vice President, System Orthopedics, Sentara Healthcare has been appointed president-elect for 2020. Dr. Michael Friedman, Hospital of Special Surgery, and Eric Witte, Kindred Healthcare, have been appointed as directors-at-large. Dr. Nidia Williams, Lifespan, and Patricia Resnik, Christiana Care Health System, have been appointed as commission chairs.Learn More »
It’s no secret that the healthcare industry continues to evolve on the path to value. Change is coming from all directions and it is challenging healthcare professionals across the continuum of care to adapt in their roles. This transformative time presents an opportunity for our profession. Quality, with its potential to improve both patient and financial outcomes, is a key driver of healthcare value. We, as healthcare quality professionals, are the experts, and well poised to take a lead in this transformation.Learn More »
As the Vice President of Medical Affairs and former Executive Director of the Residency Program and Designated Institutional Officer at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, IN, Dale A. Patterson, MD, is hardly a stranger to leadership roles. However, as a graduate student in Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety and NAHQ member, Patterson’s education and membership have enhanced his role as a leader and educator in quality and safety at Memorial Hospital.Learn More »