The Leapfrog Group announced today it is accepting applications for its 2017 Bruce Bradley Fellowship. The year-long education and training program is designed for corporate health professionals who want to take an active role in steering employees and their families to safer, higher-quality hospitals and health systems.
Named in honor of Bruce E. Bradley, a founding member and first chair of The Leapfrog Group Board of Directors, and former Director of Health Care Strategy and Public Policy for General Motors Health Care, the fellowship helps candidates become recognized leaders in health care.
“The future of patient safety is dependent on the leaders within our health care system,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Our mission is to provide our fellows with the opportunity to learn and grow, and we’re thrilled to offer this fellowship for a second year.”
According to 2016 Fellow Michelle Probert of General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, the program has been an invaluable opportunity, and has provided exclusive access to national experts in the areas of hospital safety, quality improvement, national health policy, and health benefit plan design.
“As a purchaser, I gained inspiration for the role employers have played and must continue to play in order to change the face of health care. It has been an honor to be an inaugural Bruce Bradley Fellow, and I look forward to continuing on as part of the Leapfrog family.”
“As a Bruce Bradley Fellow, I went from considering safety an important component of quality measurement to recognizing that patient safety is indeed the critical underpinning to any other quality of cost metric,” said Probert. “As a purchaser, I gained inspiration for the role employers have played and must continue to play in order to change the face of health care. It has been an honor to be an inaugural Bruce Bradley Fellow, and I look forward to continuing on as part of the Leapfrog family.”
The Leapfrog Group is seeking three to six candidates to participate in the 2017 program. Ideal candidates are experienced professionals, working actively with or for organizations that purchase health care for employees. Applicants can be directors of coalitions working with employers, HR or benefits professionals for public or private employers, or individuals playing influential roles in corporate medical departments, benefits or health plan design.
The deadline to submit applications is October 14, 2016. Fellowship recipients will be announced at The Leapfrog Group’s Annual Meeting in December 2016. Each fellow will be awarded a stipend and receive educational opportunities at no cost.
If interested in applying, please click here.
About The Bruce Bradley Fellowship
The Fellowship is named for Bruce E. Bradley, who was a founding member and first chair of The Leapfrog Group Board of Directors. Additionally, Bruce is the former Director of Health Care Strategy and Public Policy for General Motors Health Care from 1996 to 2008. Highly regarded for the knowledge, energy and commitment he brought to Leapfrog, Bruce has spent most of his career working to promote health care quality improvement, including his efforts in developing and using the Health Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS), performance measurement and accountability processes. He is currently on the Faculty of The Institute for Health Care Improvement “Triple Aim,” and served on the panel for the Mid Course Assessment of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, “Aligning Forces for Quality.” He is a member of the Quality Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Henry Ford Health System, and is on the Board of Trustees of Services for Older Citizens.