Springfield Clinic joins Midwest
Healthcare Quality Alliance
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[March 25, 2016]
– Springfield Clinic, an independent medical group with more than
400 physicians and advanced practitioners in nearly 90 medical
specialties, has joined the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance (MHQA).
“The purpose of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance is to
develop innovative solutions for improving healthcare access,
quality, safety and community outcomes across Central Illinois,”
said Charles Callahan, executive vice president and chief operating
officer of Memorial Health System and executive director of the
alliance. “The addition of Springfield Clinic to the alliance will
greatly enhance the scope, velocity and impact of our healthcare
quality improvement work.”
Springfield Clinic becomes the third partner in the alliance, which
was launched in 2014 by Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois
“Springfield Clinic’s mission is to provide the highest quality
health care to the people of central Illinois,” said Dr. J. Michael
Zinzilieta, chief medical officer of Springfield Clinic. “We believe
our partnership in the alliance will significantly improve
health-care outcomes and transform health-care delivery to those we
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Springfield Clinic will also become a client of the Quality Alliance Patient
Safety Organization (QAPSO), a federally certified organization focused on
improving patient safety through advanced data analysis.
A subsidiary company of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance, QAPSO is
currently one of only 81 federally certified PSOs in the United States, and the
only one in Illinois outside Chicago.
Other QAPSO clients include Memorial Health System, SIU HealthCare, Blessing
Health System in Quincy, Decatur Memorial Hospital, America Ambulance Service
and several extended care facilities throughout central Illinois.
The Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance is headquartered in the Memorial Center
for Learning and Innovation at the intersection of Miller and Rutledge streets.