LD #48: David Gifford with American Health Care Association (AHCA)

by | Nov 4, 2019

Hosts Ben Sawyer,  Lisa Counsell and Duffie Dixon interview David Gifford, MD, MPH, the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities.

Topics discussed include:

  • Evolution of the Baldrige: Which will include David’s background and stewardship of this national treasure.
  • Comparative results: What the research demonstrates when comparing Baldrige National award winners to their peers regardless of economic environment.
  • Performance excellence challenges in the Age of Consumerism: Understanding why customer loyalty is won on the battlefield of customer experience, and how to leverage the Baldrige performance excellence principles to accelerate short term gains, and hardwire a cultural transformation, creating a sustainable competitive advantage.

David Gifford/American Health Care Association (AHCA)

David Gifford, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities. He helped create the department which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with Administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign and the Baldrige Foundation Board.

He is a former Director of the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he received the National Governor’s award for Distinguished Service Award for State Officials and was a semi-finalist for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Innovations in Government award for work on the nursing home survey process.

Prior to that, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology.

About SOAR Vision Group

The SOAR Vision Group mission is to: Align People with Purpose to Achieve Exceptional Results. SOAR provides best practice strategy execution, business process optimization services, and a structured organizational development approach for organizations to effectively implement the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. For more information, contact SOAR Vision Group at (888) 294-3303 or visit soarvisiongroup.com.

About the Baldrige Foundation

The mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented annually by the United States President to organizations that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. For more information, contact the Baldrige Foundation at (202) 559-9195 or visit baldrigefoundation.org.

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