WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative today named Amy L. Gibson, MS, RN, as its chief operating officer. As COO, Gibson will be the principal administrative officer of the PCPCC and will run the organization's business and daily affairs.
The PCPCC is organized to advance the patient centered medical home, the centerpiece of efforts to transform health care on a national level. Studies of the PCMH model show that it improves patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. It also lowers health care costs by improving care coordination and communication between primary care physicians and their patients.
The PCPCC is recognized as a nationwide leader of the movement, with membership quadrupling to more than 700 since 2008 and representing the nation's business leaders, consumers, primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders with a shared goal to advance the patient centered medical home.
"We are delighted to have someone with Amy's passion and expertise as COO. This is an exciting time for the PCPCC, and Amy will be an invaluable asset as we move forward," said PCPCC Executive Director Edwina Rogers. "Gibson's experience with the medical home model, coupled with her management expertise, makes her the ideal person to serve as COO."
Gibson most recently served as assistant director of the Boys Town Institute for Child Health Improvement in Omaha, Neb. There, she oversaw the Institute's activities, programs, fundraising and staff of seven. At the Institute, she developed and managed initiatives dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered in medical homes. Until January 2006, Gibson served as director of the National Center of Medical Home Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Gibson received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her master's degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University.
"I feel extremely fortunate that I have been given this opportunity with the PCPCC to continue the work I am so very passionate about–improving primary care," Gibson said. She added that she is "deeply impressed" by how much the PCPCC has accomplished to advance the medical home in such a short period. "The PCPCC has set the stage for how we can improve our entire health care system when we empower primary care professionals to actively partner with patients and families in improving their health. I am thrilled to be a part of PCPCC as we move toward making this vision of the medical home a reality for everyone in the nation."
About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 700 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient centered medical home. The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system. For more information on the patient centered medical home and a complete list of the PCPCC members, please visit http://www.pcpcc.net/.
SOURCE The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative