Paula Santrach, M.D., Receives 2017 ACMQ Founders Award

Paula Santrach, M.D., Consultant in the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, was named the recipient of the 2017 American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) Founders Award during the ACMQ Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Santrach is involved with many committees including being the Chair of the Clinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee, Vice Chair of Mayo Clinic Medical Transportation System Board of Directors, and she is a member of the Executive Operations Team and the Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee.

At the meeting, Dr. Santrach presented the keynote address, “Impacting Cost as Part of the Triple Aim: The Importance of Metrics & Attribution.”

About the Founders Award
The ACMQ Board of Trustees grant the Founders Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Medical Quality Management or Clinical Quality Improvement in the areas of scholarship, ideas, or the promotion of the specialty. The Founders Award is given in the name of the founders of the college to perpetuate the memory of their work and to provide a historic link to the origins of ACMQ.

About the ACMQ
The American College of Medical Quality was founded in Pennsylvania in 1973 as the American College of Utilization Review Physicians. In 1991, the name was changed to the American College of Medical Quality to reflect the evolving changes in the specialty. The mission of the ACMQ  is to provide leadership and education in health care quality management by providing a core body of knowledge in the field of medical quality management, elevating the standards of medical schools and post-graduate medical quality management, and sponsoring ongoing research and evaluation in the various fields of medical quality.

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