CHICAGO, October 25, 2016 – Project Patient Care (PPC) announced today that Pat Merryweather will join the organization in the role of Executive Vice President on November 21, 2016. Ms. Merryweather will work with CEO Marty Hatlie as a co-leader of all PPC initiatives, including its work in federal healthcare transformation, advocating authentic patient & family engagement across all healthcare settings, and PPC organizational development activities.
“We are so glad to have Pat join PPC,” said Marty Hatlie. “Her professional and life experience as a tireless proponent for quality healthcare and population health brings new depth to our team. She is truly a servant leader whose commitment to patient-centered care and meeting the needs of long term care residents, persons with diabetes and other vulnerable populations is truly impressive. Pat fits beautifully with PPC’s organizational culture and mission of advancing safe, high quality care for every person.”
Ms. Merryweather has a extensive experience in healthcare quality and transformation. For the past five years she has served as the Executive Director of the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization at Telligen. Pat lead quality and safety improvement programs with health care professionals; health facilities; government, community, and faith based organizations; and patient and resident advocates. Prior to Telligen, Pat served as the Senior Vice President of the Illinois Hospital Association where she directed the development of COMPdata and the Quality Care Institute.
Her volunteer commitments include extensive work with Rotary International, where she serves in various leadership roles and has been directly involved in community and provider assessments, strategic planning, and project implementation. Her Rotary volunteer work is done locally and globally as she has worked on health care, solar energy, peace building, and women enterprise projects in Chicago, Jordan, India, China, Dominican Republic, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Panama, Mexico, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and American Samoa.
Pat serves on several health care and community boards locally and nationally and is a frequent presenter at local, national, and international meetings.
“I am very excited to be joining Project Patient Care as I believe to truly advance quality and safety care, we need the voice and engagement of patients, families, consumers, and communities. While we have active engagement of health care providers and health plans, to build the high quality system of care and improve population health as we all desire, we need to include our most valuable partners – patients, families, consumers, and communities locally and nationally.”
About Project Patient Care: Headquartered in Chicago, Project Patient Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the voices of patient to improve healthcare outcomes. PPC is active in engaging patients and families as advisors and partners in accelerating the impact of federal healthcare transformation. Its clients include federal healthcare agencies and private sector innovators committed to improving patient safety, healthcare quality and health equity. PPC also collaborates internationally.
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