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Marie Dunn Joins Qualis Health as Vice President of Quality and Safety Initiatives

Dunn appointed to provide strategic and operational leadership

Seattle, WA - Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading population health management organizations, has named Marie Dunn, MS, its Vice President of Quality and Safety Initiatives (QSI). Dunn brings more than a decade of healthcare leadership experience to Qualis Health, including significant work in the population health arena for Health Catalyst and The Advisory Board Company.

“As Qualis Health continues to excel at implementing initiatives to improve the quality and safety of healthcare across the United States, Marie’s substantial background in population health management will be an important asset,” said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President & CEO.

Dunn is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of QSI programs, including the Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Idaho and Washington State, the Medicaid External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) for Washington, the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Support Hub, and numerous public and private grants and contracts to help primary care clinics become high-performing patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).

“I have a long-standing interest in efforts to drive systematic changes in our healthcare system by leveraging innovative practices and data,” said Dunn. “I am thrilled to join the incredible team at Qualis Health, given our shared mission to improve outcomes, reduce harm, eliminate disparities, and engage patients and caregivers in better care.”

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