Maine Quality Counts is very pleased to announce the winners of its two annual health care quality improvement awards. Robert Allen, MD, FACC, is the winner of the 2014 Health Care Quality Improvement Leadership Award and Kathy Day, RN is the winner of the 2014 Patient Partnership Award.
As Executive Medical Director of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), Dr. Allen has consistently used his leadership role as the Executive Medical Director to institute quality improvement measures. He was instrumental in founding PCHC’s Continuing Medical Education program and led efforts to achieve recognition for quality of care from the Maine Health Management Coalition, certification of family practice physicians by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and accreditation from the Joint Commission.
Kathy Day, RN became a patient safety advocate and activist in the wake of two devastating personal experiences: the death of her father from a MRSA infection and her own diagnosis of uterine cancer. In her years of work as an activist, she has initiated several patient safety campaigns and has advocated for hundreds of individual patients at the national, regional and local levels. She currently serves on Maine Quality Count’s Consumer Advisory Council.
Maine Quality Counts is a nonprofit organization that works to improve health and health care in Maine by leading, collaborating and aligning health care quality improvement efforts.