Save the Date: CTAHE’s Inaugural Webinar Series Kick-Off – January 2020
January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
More information to come! Join us for the first ever webinar, presented by:
Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD, Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Services for the Connecticut Hospital Association
Mary Reich Cooper MD JD has been Program Director for Healthcare Quality and Safety and Associate Professor of Population Health at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health since January 2016, where she also co-leads the Health System Science curriculum for the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Cooper is also the Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Services for the Connecticut Hospital Association. At CHA, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of High Reliability Science throughout the hospitals in Connecticut, crafting the program for CHA’s Partnership for Patients work with AHA/HRET, creating value for the hospitals with their quality and safety strategy, and working closely with the state government and quality organizations. Dr. Cooper also oversees CHA’s work in Population Health, including Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, Mental Health and Substance Use projects and the Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
Dr. Cooper came to Connecticut from Rhode Island, where she was Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for Lifespan Corporation, a four-hospital health system based in Providence. She was an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a Member on the Rhode Island State Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. She went to Lifespan in July 2007, after twelve years at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as the Chief Quality Officer.
She is the QTIP Editor for the American Journal of Medical Quality, Education Chair for the American College of Medical Quality.
Dr. Cooper received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Duke University, her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, where she was elected to AOA, and her degree in health law from Pace University School of Law. She has numerous publications and grants, and her interests are large-scale change and health policy.