PORTLAND, ORE. (March 6, 2014) – The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) today announced the addition of Patti Laughren and Patty Black to its board of directors. The nonprofit organization leads community collaborations and produces unbiased information to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon. The new board members will bring considerable experience to Q Corp’s work while enhancing the organization’s community collaborations.
Patti Laughren is the vice president of accountable health systems and provider payment innovation at Regence. In this role, she leads the overall development and implementation efforts of Regence’s Accountable Health Systems strategy and is responsible for the Accountable Health and Network Management department in Regence’s Health Care Services division. Before joining Regence, Laughren was vice president of provider engagement for Humana, and has also served as senior director of MSO Network Operations and director of provider contracting at Humana. She also held network strategy roles with UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.
Patty Black is the program coordinator for patient-centered care at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene, Oregon, and coordinates its Patient Advisory Council. Her role includes serving on the Clinical Council and the Quality Sub-Committee, as well as the Patient Safety Council at RiverBend Medical Group. Black is also a faculty member for the Institute of Patient- and Family-Centered Care and a member of national organizations involved with patient engagement. She is an Institute for Healthcare Improvement national patient advocate, provides technical assistance to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality alliances and has served on the Oregon State Task Force on Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Standards.
“We are delighted to announce our new board members,” says Mylia Christensen, executive director at Q Corp. “With the expertise and service of our board of directors and committee members, Q Corp will continue to support health care transformation in Oregon to help improve the health of all Oregonians.”
The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. We work with the members of our community – including consumers, providers, employers, policymakers and health insurers – to improve the health of all Oregonians. Q Corp’s work is nationally recognized; Q Corp is an Aligning Forces for Quality alliance, designated Chartered Value Exchange, and member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. For more information, visit www.Q-Corp.org.