A Message from your President
Monday, April 1, 2019
Donald E. Casey, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, DFACMQ
Dear ACMQ Members,
As your President, I am very happy and excited to present the Spring 2019 Edition of ACMQ Member Focus. I hope you will enjoy our new look and inspirational stories from member colleagues, including top experts and emerging quality leaders from around the country. In this issue, I am especially honored to be joined by some old and new friends in the quality field, including:
- Dr. Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP, (SA), FACP, FHIMSS, Past President of ACMQ, who has been a longstanding and major contributor to the field of medical quality, a longstanding and ardent contributor to ACMQ, as well as a close friend and mentor of mine. Lou will be honored with the 2019 ACMQ Service Award at our annual MQ 2019 meeting on April 13.
- Dr. Aline Holmes, DNP, RN, longstanding Senior Vice President of the Quality Institute of the New Jersey Hospital Association, someone who has led large scale quality improvement initiatives, and with whom I enjoyed working while Chief Medical Officer of Atlantic Health System. I’m happy to also announce Aline as the 2019 Recipient of ACMQ’s prestigious Annual Founders' Award.
- Dr. Rachel S. Nash, MD, CMQ, Hospitalist and Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Cooper University Health Care, and one of ACMQ’s Quality Scholars in 2018. Dr. Nash is a great example of one of ACMQ’s “Emerging Quality Leaders”.
It is hard to believe that we’ll be celebrating 50 years of ACMQ in the year 2023. Please enjoy this issue and follow us regularly on ACMQ’s social media. Also, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Quality Leader” stories of your own as well as those of your ACMQ colleagues. Lastly, it’s not too late to register for MQ 2019 on the ACMQ website, where we will spend three days exploring the theme, Quality and Safety Disparities in Value-Based Healthcare, with leaders and future innovators in the medical quality field. Looking forward to seeing you there!
All the best,
Donald E. Casey, Jr., MD, MPH. MBA, DFACMQ