At the beginning of the Quality Institute’s 2015 spring conference, State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, Chairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, stepped to the podium to unveil a Joint Legislative Resolution honoring David Knowlton, President & CEO, and all the founders of the of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute: Andrea Aughenbaugh, Governor James Florio, David Knowlton, George Laufenberg, Leonard Leto, Louis Marturana, Suzanne Miller, Jim Morford, Judith Persichilli, and Michael Sedrish. The joint resolution was signed by Senator Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin.
Senator Vitale thanked the founders for helping to improve health care for people in New Jersey and the nation, and noted that with Knowlton’s planned retirement this would be his last all-council conference as President and CEO. Then he spoke directly to Knowlton.
“The resolution highlights all the great things you have accomplished Dave … Well, not all. We don’t have enough room,” he said. “I know you are not going anywhere yet … And we know the Quality Institute will be in good hands with the succession you have in place with Linda Schwimmer.” (Schwimmer is currently Vice President, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.)