ROSEVILLE, Calif., Nov. 15, 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.
"Our new board members will help our growing organization achieve its mission to improve healthcare," says Sue Murphy, MHA, Board Chair, Cynosure Health. "They are well-recognized industry leaders who understand how to create real change that starts at the frontlines."
The new board members include:
- Mark Erath, CPA, CGMA, CSMC, CPHQ, FACHE, FHFMA, Principal, SmithGroupJJR. In his current job, Mr. Erath helps customers succeed with strategy, innovation and performance excellence challenges. He previously served as Executive Vice President/CFO of the Parkland Health and Hospital System, and CFO of Geisinger. He spent 30 years as an advisor with PricewaterhouseCoopers Healthcare Partner, and was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to an expert independent review panel advising the military healthcare system. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University, and is completing his Healthcare Leadership Master's in Business Administration degree at the Haslam College of Business of the University of Tennessee.
- Jane W. Swanson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Director of the Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute for Professional Development at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, California. Previously, Dr. Swanson was a Captain in the Navy Nurse Corps and held several inpatient and ambulatory positions, including Chief Nursing Officer and Ambulatory Specialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General. She was an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Texas, where she taught community health, leadership, medical surgical nursing, and women and children's health. Dr. Swanson is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Magnet Program Appraiser, Past President of American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing and Distinguished Alumni from Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing. Her PhD in Nursing and Leadership is from the University of Texas.
- Ron C. Whiting, Senior Director of Corporate Development, The Permanente Federation. Mr. Whiting has more than 20 years of experience working with hospitals, health systems, medical groups and not-for-profit organizations. His current work includes supporting care delivery strategies with an emphasis on developing third-party relationships that support Kaiser Permanente's goals to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Whiting was a co-founder and Executive Director of the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care and also operated a strategic health care consultancy. He holds a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant University.
"Each new board member brings unique perspectives and skills, and is deeply committed to improving and redesigning the healthcare system," says Bruce Spurlock, MD, Executive Director, Cynosure Health. "We're very pleased to welcome these individuals to our team, because they share our commitment to improving care for patients and families."
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 hospital clients, Cynosure has been actively involved with healthcare collaboratives for more than 15 years. The organization is currently participating in several projects, including the Partnership for Patients/Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN), the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association, and the National Content Developer team through IMPAQ International. Cynosure Health was one of five awardees funded as part of the New York State Health Foundation's Empowering Health Care Consumer Grants to analyze provider networks and help consumers make informed healthcare decisions. 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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