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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Shih,
M.D., M.P.H., has rejoined IPRO as Chief Quality Officer and Vice President
of Strategic Planning, after a two-year stint at The Commonwealth Fund, a
national foundation committed to improving U.S. health system performance,
where he directed the foundation's Program on Health Care Quality
Improvement and Efficiency.
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Board-certified in public health and preventive medicine, Shih held
senior-level positions at IPRO from 2001 to 2006, including Vice President
of Health Care Quality Improvement and Medical Director of Managed Care. At
The Commonwealth Fund, Shih worked on numerous policy-oriented
publications, and is the lead author of a monograph to be published next
month as part of the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance
"All of us at IPRO are delighted that Tony is returning to direct
strategic planning for our organization," said IPRO Chief Executive Officer
Theodore O. Will. "We recognize that health care in the U.S. is at a
critical juncture. I can think of very few individuals as qualified as Tony
to guide us in priority-setting for the next decade and beyond."
Previously, Shih was Assistant Medical Director for a community-based
mental health clinic in Northern California that serves immigrant and
refugee populations. He holds a B.A. in economics from Amherst College, an
M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and an M.P.H. from the
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
In addition to welcoming Shih back to IPRO, Will expressed gratitude to
Tierre Jeanne-Porter, J.D., C.P.H.Q., formerly IPRO's Vice President for
Planning, Quality and Compliance., who recently left IPRO to become Vice
President for Employee Development and Labor Relations at the Nassau Health
Care Corporation. "Tierre's passion and dedication to her work are known to
everyone who has ever worked with her professionally," said Will. "We offer
Tierre and her family all best wishes as she pursues new challenges."
IPRO is a nationally-recognized, independent quality improvement and
evaluation organization, holding major contracts with state and federal
governments, as well as private-sector clients. A not-for-profit
organization, IPRO has annual revenues of $50 million and 400 employees
based primarily in Lake Success and Albany, New York. IPRO holds ISO
9001:2000 Certification and is an Empire State Advantage Silver Award
Visit IPRO's award-winning Web site at www.ipro.org.