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

Norma J. Ferdinand

SVP Chief Quality OfficerLancaster General Health 

Eileen E. Jaskuta MSHA, BSN, RN

System Vice President Quality and Patient SafetyMain Line Health 

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN

ProfessorJefferson College of Nursing

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

Doron Schneider, MD,

Chief Safety and Quality OfficerAbington Memorial Hospital

Ronni Solomon, JD

Executive Vice President/General CounselECRI Institute

Jeremy Souder, MD

Patient Safety OfficerPennsylvania Hospital, Medical Director, Pennsylvania Hospital Inpatient Palliative Care Program Clinical Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine

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

Jennifer Chambers, MD 

VP & Chief Medical OfficerCapital Blue Cross

Norma J. Ferdinand

SVP Chief Quality OfficerLancaster General Health

Linda Harvey

Director, Wolff Center for Quality, Safety, and InnovationUPMC 

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