Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taking quality further

March 1, 2011

Dr. David Gifford
Today AHCA/NCAL announced that David R. Gifford, MD, MPH, will serve as the association’s senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs. Beginning May 2011, Dr. Gifford will head a new, enhanced department that oversees quality initiatives like Quality First, Keeping the Promise and the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards Program. Dr. Gifford’s new position reflects AHCA/NCAL’s commitment to helping members advance their quality goals, including the provision of high quality, person-centered care. 

A seasoned public health veteran and clinician, Gifford has devoted much of his career to the nursing home profession as a board-certified geriatrician and medical director.  Since 2005, he has served as the Director of the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he led efforts to revamp the nursing home survey process to promote resident centered models of care. As Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island, he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort.

He currently serves as council chair for the National Quality Forum’s Public & Community Health Council and is a member of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities. To learn more about Dr. Gifford and his work, download his complete biography.

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