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Quality Committee

The association has appointed an NAPHS Quality Committee to provide perspective on quality issues to the NAPHS Board of Trustees and to enhance the association’s ongoing work with other national organizations (such as the National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).


The committee includes:

 

Chair:

  • Frank Ghinassi, Ph.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, PA

Members:

  • Pat Connell, R.N., M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E., C.BH.E., C.H.C., Girls and Boys Town Behavioral Health Division, NE
  • Deni Carise, Ph.D., CRC Health Group, CA
  • Tom Dodd, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., TN
  • Michael Elmore, Aurora San Diego Behavioral Health Hospital, CA
  • Karen Johnson, M.S.W., Universal Health Services, Inc., IL
  • Joseph O’Grady, Jr., M.D., Phoenix Care Systems, Inc., WI
  • Nancy Purtell, HCA, TN
  • Marta Rusley-Parker, Universal Health Services, Inc., AR
  • Lisa Shea, M.D., Butler Hospital, RI
  • Matt Stanley, D.O., Avera McKennan Behavioral Health Services, SD
  • Shastri Swaminathan, M.D., Advocate Behavioral Health Council, IL
  • Dan Valentine, SHARP McDonald Center, CA
  • Deborah Weidner, M.D., M.B.A., Natchaug Hospital, Inc., CT

Staff Liaison:

  • Kathleen McCann, RN, PhD, director, quality and regulatory affairs, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems