Members Elect New Officers and Directors at the Annual Leadership Summit

McLean, VA: At the recent annual membership meeting which took place during the Leadership Summit, the members of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA) elected the Officers and Directors for the 2019 – 2020 term. Dr. Sven Berg, Chief Executive Office at Quality Insights, Inc., was elected President. Quality Insights is the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Innovation Organization (QIN-QIO) responsible for health care quality improvement in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The QIN-QIO program operates in five-year contracts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and AHQA is a leading trade association for federal health quality improvement programs.

As Chief Executive Officer at Quality Insights, Inc.  Dr. Berg is responsible for oversight of a diverse range of large federal, state and commercial projects focused on health care quality improvement and assurance. He leads a team of more than 250 employees and independent contractors whose skills include quality improvement, data analysis, Health Information Technology implementation, and clinical practice transformation.

Prior to coming to Quality Insights, Dr. Berg served as Chief of Clinical Services at the United States Air Force’s largest and most complex hospital—Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Dr. Berg earned his MD at Cornell University Medical College and a Master of Public Health –Health Services Administration at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Berg is a Fellow the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a Certified Physician Executive.

“I’m very honored and excited by this opportunity and to help AHQA provide a strong voice for health quality improvement,” said Dr. Berg. “As our nation grapples with concerns over access to and the cost of quality healthcare, I look forward to helping AHQA continue to be an association whose members bring their deep understanding of patient and provider needs to the development, implementation and sustainment of solutions. As impartial conveners of healthcare stakeholders, our members have repeatedly demonstrated that successful integration of federal health quality improvement initiatives into clinical practice has reduced harm and increased the effectiveness of healthcare, improving lives across America.”

Also elected at the meeting was Dr. Leland Babitch (President & CEO of MPRO) as President-elect. Linda Kluge (Executive Director, Alliant Quality) and Juliana Preston (Senior Vice President of Systemwide Quality Improvement, Comagine Health) were newly elected directors to the Board of Directors.

Since 1984 the American Health Quality Association (AHQA) has represented Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and other professionals working to improve health care quality and patient safety. AHQA is an educational, not-for-profit national membership association dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of health care in America.