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[February 14, 2013]

Health System Executives Appointed to Premier Healthcare Alliance Member Quality and Value Improvement Committees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Twelve health system executives have been appointed to two Premier healthcare alliance stockholder committees working to improve the quality and value of care delivery. The Member Quality Improvement Committee (MQIC) and Member Value Improvement Committee (MVIC) serve in an advisory capacity to Premier's board of directors.

"Committee members play vital roles in setting direction for the alliance by providing expertise and informed decision-making that helps improve healthcare across America," said Mike Alkire, Premier chief operating officer. "The alliance will benefit greatly from their insights and success in reducing costs and, most importantly, enhancing care."

Selected by Premier's board of directors as new members of the MQIC are:

  • Scott Betzelos, MD, MBA, vice president/chief quality officer, Presence Health Partners, Des Plaines, Ill.;
  • Eric Bieber, MD, chief medical officer, University Hospitals, Cleveland;
  • William Downey, president and CEO, Riverside Health System, Newport News, Va.;
  • Randall Kelley, president and CEO, CaroMont Health, Gastonia, N.C.;
  • Mark Laney, MD, president and CEO, Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo.; and
  • Stephen Moore, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.
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    "These executives will provide input into Premier's strategic priorities and initiatives related to quality improvement across the continuum of care," said Keith J. Figlioli, Premier senior vice president of healthcare informatics. "Using data-driven, evidence-based intelligence, this committee advises the alliance on the best ways to safely and more efficiently care for populations."

    Also selected by Premier's board of directors, new members of the MVIC are:

    • Victoria Bayless, president and CEO, Anne Arundel Health System, Annapolis, Md.;
    • Anthony Filer, chief financial officer, Presence Health Partners, Mokena, Ill.;
    • David Gray, president, Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.;
    • Donald Halliwill, senior vice president, finance, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.;
    • Christopher Howard, regional president/system vice president, SSM Health Care - St. Louis; and
    • Matthew Muhart, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Fla.

    Durral Gilbert, Premier president of supply chain services, said, "The MVIC helps to oversee Premier's financial improvement programs including group purchasing, resource utilization, labor and member relations. We're thrilled that these executives were chosen to set direction for the alliance, helping to remove waste, coordinate practices and deliver affordable care."

    Premier is a provider-owned alliance of 2,700 hospitals and 90,000 other sites that collaborate to deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective healthcare to patients, set new performance standards, and ultimately transform healthcare.

    About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

    Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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