Council on Clinical & Quality Issues

This council consists of experts in health care quality from MHA member hospitals, and is charged with setting the field’s agenda on quality improvement in many areas. The council explores clinical and other patient care issues that arise in response to changes in technology, community expectations, and financing. The council also promotes the measurement and improvement of community health status, supports initiatives to assess and improve health care performance, and recommends strategies to address emerging public health issues.

Membership Roster

Mitchell Schwartz, M.D., Chair
Chief Medical Officer & President of Luminis Health Clinical Enterprise
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Carrie Adams, Pharm.D
Vice President & Chief Quality/Transformation Officer
Meritus Health

Nancy Adams
Senior Vice President, COO & Chief Nurse Executive
UPMC Western Maryland

John Chessare, M.D.
President & CEO
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Gail Cunningham, M.D.
Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Griffin Davis, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center
Oxon Hill

Renee Demski
Vice President, Quality
The Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System

Patricia Ercolano
Vice President, Quality Management
University of Maryland Medical System

Terry Fairbanks, M.D.
Vice President Quality and Safety
MedStar Health

Kathryn Fiddler, DNP
Vice President of Population Health
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Health System

Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, Population Health & Primary Care
University of Maryland Medical System

Heather Kirby
Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery
Frederick Health

Laura Lee
Director, Office of Patient Safety & Clinical Quality
NIH Clinical Center

Stuart Levine, M.D.
President, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Senior Vice President, MedStar Health

Susan Mani, M.D.
Vice President Clinical Transformation & Ambulatory Quality
LifeBridge Health

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