ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynosure Health, a non-profit organization that provides consulting and training services for healthcare quality and patient-safety programs, has added three national healthcare experts to its Board of Directors.
"Cynosure Healthcare is a growing organization with a mission to improve healthcare," says Sue Murphy, MHA, Board Chair, Cynosure Health. "We're committed to working with senior thought leaders while retaining our commitment to change at the frontlines. Our new board members will help us make a greater impact on healthcare."
The new board members include:
- Jason Byrd, JD, Assistant Vice President, Regional Group, Carolinas HealthCare Systems. This public, not-for-profit, integrated health care system is comprised of 41 hospitals and more than 900 care locations serving the residents of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Byrd has worked in quality policy, practice management and lobbying roles for various national associations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
- Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN (Fellowship, American Academy of Nursing), Vice President of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is one of the principal investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Burns & Allen Research Institute. Dr. Burnes Bolton is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing, National Black Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.
- Cheryl Damberg, PhD, Principal Senior Researcher at RAND and RAND Distinguished Chair in Healthcare Payment Policy. She's a national expert in the areas of pay for performance (P4P) and value-based purchasing applications of performance measures, measures of cost efficiency and resource use, and evaluating alternative payment models. Dr. Damberg's research also focuses on understanding changes that providers and health systems are making to improve quality and costs.
"We're pleased to welcome our new board members and the energy, experience and excitement they bring to our organization," says Bruce Spurlock, MD, Executive Director, Cynosure Health. "Along with national exposure and leadership, each new board member provides unique perspectives and skills. Best of all, they're deeply involved with improving and redesigning the healthcare system. In the end, patients and families are the winners."
About Cynosure Health
Cynosure is committed to making safe, reliable and affordable healthcare a reality for every patient. Partnering with clients and a global network of experts, the organization combines decades of industry experience with hands-on involvement and rigorous management to deliver pacesetting results.
In addition to working with clients, Cynosure has been actively involved with healthcare collaboratives for more than 15 years. The organization is currently participating in several projects, including as a partner to the AHA-HRET for their Hospital Engagement Network and IMPAQ International for their National Content Developer (NCD) work to support CMS' Partnership for Patients, the Covered California Health Plan Network Analysis, the Maternity Alternative Payment Program, and the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART). These programs all address clinical performance and meaningful changes in healthcare delivery.
Cynosure led the development of a recently released book titled All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care, written by more than 35 healthcare experts, now available on Amazon. For more information on Cynosure and the book, visit www.cynosurehealth.org.
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