NQF President Corrigan To step down in June
National Quality Forum President and CEO Janet Corrigan will resign her post in June, after holding the Washington-based organization’s top spot since 2006. During Corrigan’s tenure, the NQF expanded its role into other areas, including within the federal government, Dr. William Roper, NQF board chairman, said in a news release. For instance, in January 2009, NQF was awarded a $10 million-a-year contract from HHS to help develop a portfolio of clinical quality and efficiency measures. “Originally constituted around serving as a national, voluntary consensus standardsetting organization, which remains its core foundational activity, NQF’S charge now includes a deeper and broader set of activities designed to help improve the quality and value of American healthcare more rapidly,” Roper said in a statement on behalf of the NQF’S board. American Hospital Association President and CEO Richard Umbdenstock said Corrigan “has been an effective, strong leader during a very challenging time” and “ushered in a new era of hospital quality measurement and reporting.” Corrigan, 57, will spend time pursuing personal interests before seeking out another professional appointment, according to the NQF release. She was No. 43 on Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare ranking in 2011. The NQF’S board convened a search committee for Corrigan’s successor, chaired by Dr. John Tooker, CEO emeritus of the American College of Physicians.