… a wonderful choice …
I think this would be a wonderful appointment. Having gone to many Institute for Healthcare Improvement conferences, the work Donald Berwick has done is phenomenal. He has gotten many people in the healthcare arena both interested and moving forward in use of quality initiatives in their workplace.
So far it is the people of vision who have taken it back to their respective institutions; too many still have not been able to effect a difference because the buy-in has not come from the top, and to produce improvement of any magnitude much of it is top down.
Kathleen A. Mercogliano Quality improvement coordinator
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases/ Clinical Immunology