Congratulations to June Altaras, MN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality, Safety and Nursing Officer for MultiCare Health System for her new appointment to the Robert Bree Collaborative.
The Washington State Legislature established the Bree Collaborative so public and private health care stakeholders would have the opportunity to identify specific ways to improve health care quality, outcomes and affordability in Washington State in 2021. These stakeholders are appointed by the governor as Collaborative members and represent public health care purchasers for Washington State, private health care purchasers (employers and union trusts), health plans, physicians and other health care providers, hospitals and quality improvement organizations.
Each year, Collaborative members identify health care services with high variation in the way that care is delivered, that are frequently used but do not lead to better care or patient health or that have patient safety issues. Recommendations consider existing quality improvement programs and the work done by other organizations and are then sent to the Washington State Health Care Authority to guide the type of health care provided to Medicaid enrollees, state employees and other groups.
Other WSHA Members on the Bree Collaborative are:
- David Dugdale, MD, MS , Medical Director, Value Based Care, UW Medicine
- Darcy Jaffe, ARNP, FACHE, Senior Vice President, Safety & Quality, Washington State Hospital Association
- Norifumi Kamo, MD, MPP, Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
- Kimberly Moore, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Franciscan Health System
- Kevin Pieper, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kadlac Medical Center