Contact: Gabrielle Maxey
March 21, 2014 - Dr. Paul Batalden, a prominent expert on healthcare improvement,
will be the keynote speaker at the University of Memphis School of Public Health 2014
Awards Luncheon. The event will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. in the University Center River Room.
The School will recognize four individuals with the Public Health Champion Award:
Doug McGowen, director of the Memphis Innovation Delivery Team; Ed Rafalski, senior
vice president, Strategic Planning and Marketing, for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare;
William Tuttle, vice president, Planning Memphis Metro Market, for Baptist Memorial
Health Care; and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.
The luncheon is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To make reservations,
contact Lisa Krull at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP is March 28.
Batalden is professor emeritus of pediatrics, community and family medicine and the
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Geisel School of
Medicine at Dartmouth College and guest professor of quality improvement and leadership
at Jönköping University in Sweden.
He teaches about the leadership of improvement of health care quality, safety and
value at Dartmouth, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Jönköping
Academy for the Improvement of Health and Welfare in Sweden. Batalden also chairs
the Improvement Science Development Group of The Health Foundation in London and the
Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee at Dartmouth.
He currently is interested in the multiple knowledge systems and disciplines that
inform the improvement of health and health care.