Committees

Clinical Advisory Committee

The Clinical Advisory Committee comprises of a voluntary expert panel of health care providers and partners from organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania.  This committee identifies the region’s quality and patient safety priorities and provides clinical guidance to HCIF and its Board of Directors. 

Rachel Sorokin, MD (Chair)

Chief Patient Safety & Quality OfficerThomas Jefferson University Hospital

Victor Caraballo, MD, MBA

Senior Medical DirectorIndependence Blue Cross

Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD

Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Susan Cusack, PhD

Executive DirectorMercy Catholic Medical Center

Eric Dobkin, MD

Chief Quality OfficerVice President Quality and Patient Safety, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Rosemary Dunn, DrNP, MBA, RN

Chief Nursing OfficerHahnemann University Hospital

Norma J. Ferdinand

SVP Chief Quality OfficerLancaster General Health 

John J. Kelly, MD

Chief of Staff & Chief Medical Officer, Abington-Jefferson Health; Executive VP & Chief Clinical Officer, Jefferson Health

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN

ProfessorJefferson College of Nursing

Matt Matthew, MD

Interim CMOSt. Mary Medical Center

Charles Orellana, MD

Medical DirectorClinical Care Associates of the University of Pennsylvania Health System

Henry A. Pitt, MD

Chief Quality OfficerTemple University Health System

Nancy V. Runta, MSN, RN

Senior Director – Risk, Quality & Patient SafetyGrand View Health

Ronni Solomon, JD

Executive Vice President/General CounselECRI Institute

Charles I. Wagner, MD

Medical Advisor to Patient and ResidentSafety Initiatives, Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center

Gary Welch, DO

Vice President, QualityAria Health

Jerry Zuckerman, MD

Chief Quality and Patient Safety OfficerAlbert Einstein Healthcare Network

Measures and Methods Committee

The Measures and Methods Committee comprises of 14 experts in quality measurement that recommend which measures should be published on www.PAHealthCareQuality.org and how those measures are displayed.  The committee evaluates data sources, methods of calculation and analysis, measure definitions, data collection, and hospital performance distributions.

Patrick J. Brennan, MD (Co-Chair) 

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Penn Medicine

Victor Caraballo, MD, MBA (Co-Chair)

Senior Medical DirectorIndependence Blue Cross

Donna M. Balsley, RN, MBA, FACHE

QIN-QIO State Program Director (PA)Quality Insights of Pennsylvania 

John Bulger, DO, FACHE

Chief Quality OfficerGeisinger Health System

Bruce A. Bush, MD, FACP

SVP for Medical AffairsIndiana Regional Medical Center

Jennifer Chambers, MD 

VP & Chief Medical OfficerCapital Blue Cross

Martin Ciccocioppo

VP of Research, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania 

Eric Dobkin, MD

Chief Quality Officer, Vice President Quality and Patient Safety, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Norma J. Ferdinand

SVP Chief Quality OfficerLancaster General Health

Linda Harvey

Director, Wolff Center for Quality, Safety, and InnovationUPMC 

John J. Kelly, MD

Chief of Staff & Chief Medical Officer, Abington-Jefferson Health; Executive VP & Chief Clinical Officer, Jefferson Health

Julie McAvoy

Director of Quality ManagementThe Washington Hospital

Lisa Panzarello

Project ManagerWolff Center for Quality, Safety, and Innovation, UPMC

Stanton M. Smullens, MD 

Vice Chair, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; Former Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson Health System