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Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF Announces New Member Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA

Monday, July 23, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Boston, MA (July 23, 2012) –The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA, as its newest member, effective July 1.

Dr. Corrigan recently retired as president and chief executive officer of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a post she held since 2006. Her tenure at NQF was marked by significant enhancement and expansion in NQF’s standard-setting program for performance measures, and NQF-endorsed measures are now widely recognized as the “gold standard.” Under Dr. Corrigan’s leadership, NQF established two multi-stakeholder partnerships that serve in a consultative capacity to the US Department of Health and Human Services in setting national priorities for improvement and in selecting measures for use in payment and public reporting programs, thus ensuring that regulatory processes are informed upstream by all stakeholders impacted by their decisions. The National Priorities Partnership and the Measure Applications Partnership are both testaments to the true transformative power of collective public-private sector focus, alignment, and action.

Prior to joining NQF, Dr. Corrigan was senior board director at the Institute of Medicine, where she provided leadership on a series of groundbreaking reports, including “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” which brought to light the widespread impact of adverse events within health care in the US.

As the newest member of the Leape Institute, Dr. Corrigan joins a distinguished group of thought leaders with interest and expertise in the patient safety field. The Institute’s namesake, Dr. Lucian Leape, serves as chairman.

“We are delighted and honored to have Janet Corrigan join the Lucian Leape Institute,” said Dr. Leape. “As someone who was instrumental in producing the legendary IOM report ‘To Err Is Human,’ she has been involved with the patient safety movement since its beginning. Subsequently, as the leader of the National Quality Forum, she has led the definition of standards of safe practice. The combination of these experiences, deep insights, and personal commitment uniquely position her to contribute to the Institute’s mission to advance thinking and accelerate progress in patient safety.”

The Leape Institute functions as a think tank to provide vision and context for health care safety efforts. Its work has focused on identifying and framing vital transforming concepts that require system-level attention and action, including medical education reform; consumer engagement in health care; transparency; care integration; and restoring joy and meaning in work and addressing workforce safety.

To read more about the Lucian Leape Institute and its members, visit

About the Lucian Leape Institute
The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, established in 2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage necessary for system-level change. Its members comprise national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety whose expertise and influence are brought to bear as the Institute calls for the innovation necessary to expedite the work and create significant, sustainable improvements in culture, process, and outcomes critical to safer health care.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation, please visit:

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