Tessa Jonson

Tessa Jonson

The 2023 RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health

The 2023 RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health

Earlier this month, I attended the 2023 RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) held at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. The summit started with a series of workshops on April 2, followed by a two-day conference on April 3-4. The conference agenda had a balanced cross-sector representation from payers, health system partners, local/state […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Dharmini Shah Pandya and Antionett McNear

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Dharmini Shah Pandya and Antionett McNear

The Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partner Profiles highlight the efforts of valued and innovative health leaders. Our partners’ work supports HCIF’s vision of healthier communities through equitable, accessible, and quality health care. Earlier this month, HCIF launched the Call for Entries for the 2023 Excellence in Health Care Awards (formerly Delaware Valley Patient Safety […]

Call for Entries Now Open for 2023 Excellence in Health Care Awards!

Call for Entries Now Open for 2023 Excellence in Health Care Awards!

The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is proud to have hosted the Excellence in Health Care Awards (previously Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award) for over 20 years. The Awards program is one of the unique ways in which HCIF promotes and disseminates best practices in health care patient safety, quality, and health equity […]

Health Literacy Facilitates Workshop in Collaboration with Tandigm Health

Health Literacy Facilitates Workshop in Collaboration with Tandigm Health

On March 10, HCIF facilitated a train-the-trainer workshop titled “Advancing Health Equity: Providing Care in a Health Literate Way” for Tandigm Health in Conshohocken, PA. The workshop was led in-person by HCIF’s Health Literacy consultants and long-term subject matter experts, Rickie Brawer, PhD, MCHES, MPH, and James Plumb, MD, MPH. Dr. Rickie Brawer & Dr. […]

President’s Update: National Patient Safety Awareness Week

President’s Update: National Patient Safety Awareness Week

During recent travels, I was reminded of the jarring statistic from the Institute of Medicine’s  (IOM)1999 report, “To Err is Human,” that we lose the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of passengers daily in the US due to patient safety events. It boggles the mind to think that millions of people fly each day […]

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Meghan Smith, MPH

Staff Profile: A Conversation with Meghan Smith, MPH

Meghan Smith is a newer face at HCIF and brings years of talent and experience to her position. Meghan is a Project Manager within the Clinical Improvement team. She specifically supports HCIF’s Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative (PURC) and Pennsylvania – New Jersey Surgical Opioid Stewardship (PENNJ-SOS) initiatives. Get to know Meghan better by reading about […]

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Charles I. Wagner, MD, FACP

Partner Profile: A Conversation with Charles I. Wagner, MD, FACP

The Health Care Improvement Foundation’s (HCIF) Partner Profiles highlight the efforts of valued and innovative health leaders. Our partners’ work supports HCIF’s vision of healthier communities through equitable, accessible, and quality health care. As HCIF celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12 – March 18) this month, we’re excited to feature one of the longest-standing […]

Healthcare Improvement Foundation Welcomes Kathy Donohue, RN, BSN, MBA, FAHM, CHCQM, CPPS, NEA-BC to its Board Of Directors

Healthcare Improvement Foundation Welcomes Kathy Donohue, RN, BSN, MBA, FAHM, CHCQM, CPPS, NEA-BC to its Board Of Directors

Philadelphia, PA – 3.8.23 – The Health Care Improvement Foundation is proud to announce that Kathleen Donohue, RN, BSN, MBA, FAHM, CHCQM, CPPS, NEA-BC has joined its talented Board of Directors. Ms. Donohue is the Director of Quality at Independence Blue Cross, with a background in nursing and clinical leadership. Ms. Donohue has expertise in […]

Board Profile: A Conversation with Joanne Craig, M.S.

Board Profile: A Conversation with Joanne Craig, M.S.

To honor and celebrate Black History Month, HCIF would like to recognize and amplify the work of Black health care professionals in our region. As such, we had the pleasure of interviewing Joanne Craig, M.S., Chief Impact Officer at the Foundation for Delaware County. Joanne also serves on HCIF’s Board of Directors and offers valuable […]

Board Profile: A Conversation with Stephanie Zarus, Pharm.D.

Board Profile: A Conversation with Stephanie Zarus, Pharm.D.

For this month’s Board Profile, HCIF had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Zarus, Pharm.D. Stephanie is the Managing Director of Healthcare Innovation for Avancer Group, Inc. and the outgoing Governance Committee Chair of HCIF’s Board of Directors. Her career in pharmacy and health care has helped thousands of patients access affordable and quality medication. Stephanie’s […]

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