NQF Pres­i­dent Cor­ri­gan To step down in June

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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.

Janet Cor­ri­gan

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