Carol Mullen, RN, MPH, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, has been selected by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) Board of Directors to serve on the IHA Council on Quality & Patient Safety. Mullen has been appointed to a two-year term beginning January 1, 2012.
The IHA Council provides direction to the Association’s patient safety activities and serves as the advisory board for the Indiana Patient Safety Center. It also assists in the development of IHA positions on federal and state patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. In addition, this Council advises the Board, Indiana Patient Safety Center and staff on the quality improvement and patient safety needs of its membership, and recommends activities and functions to support these needs. The IHA Council also monitors activities of organizations that impact members’ quality improvement activities, such as the National Quality Forum, accrediting bodies, quality improvement organizations and state and federal regulatory agencies.