Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, where he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of health care. In previous roles, Leavitt served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as […]

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Linda Sloan Locke, CNM, MPH, LSW, combines her experience in social work, midwifery, public health, and nursing in direct service to underserved populations. She recently joined the Quality Institute’s Board of Directors. What drew you to becoming a midwife? I have been a midwife for 44 years. So, the 1970s was when I began thinking […]

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Shantanu Agrawal, MD, is President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF). Dr. Agrawal, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is the former director for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Program Integrity. He spoke with us about how NQF is advancing quality and patient safety.   The National Quality Forum brings […]

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The Honorable Timothy P. Lydon, J.S.C., works in the Mercer County Courthouse as the drug court judge. He presides over a program that works to address substance abuse as a medical issue, rather than as a crime. Learn more about his work, which is featured in this video by the Financial Times.   How long […]

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Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler, Mayor of Highland Park, explains how she’s creating a culture of health in her community.   The Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) designated Highland Park a “Healthy Town” last year for activities such as free yoga sessions with the mayor; a walking school bus; and downtown outdoor “living rooms.” How […]

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Susan Loughery is Director of Operations at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton. She spoke to us about the organization’s innovative program to help people in need of mental health services, including addiction treatment.   The federal government recently awarded your organization a $4 million grant over two years to expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic […]

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Missy Danforth is the Vice President of Health Care Ratings at The Leapfrog Group. She’s a member of the senior leadership team analyzing programs to drive safety and quality improvements.   Since 2001, Leapfrog has rated the safety and quality of inpatient hospital care for almost 2,000 hospitals across the country. Why is Leapfrog now […]

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Toby Stark is a Past President of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters (NJAHU), a consumer advocacy organization of professionals and brokers in the health insurance industry. What is the biggest challenge for a small or medium size business in purchasing health insurance? The cost is the challenge, especially for small companies of between […]

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