The Leapfrog Group announced today the 2023 Bruce Bradley Fellowship class. This year’s distinguished class features fellows with wide-range healthcare experience from across the country. They will participate in a yearlong education and leadership development program designed to help employers and purchasers of health care benefits advance safety and quality.
The 2023 Bruce Bradley Fellows are:
- Kayley Delashmit, Pharmacy Program Coordinator, St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition
- Gary Howell, Sr Manager, Compensation and Benefits, Constellium
- Janet McNichol, Chief Human Resources Officer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Suresh Mukherji, MD, Medical Director, Economic Alliance of Michigan and Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.
“Employers and purchasers play a pivotal role in transforming health care, and they are ready to improve health care quality and safety for their employees,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The Bruce Bradley Fellowship equips employer and purchaser leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to make safe, quality health care a reality. We welcome this distinguished fellowship class and look forward to a year of growing together.”
Named in honor of Bruce E. Bradley, former Director of Health Care Strategy and Public Policy for General Motors Health Care and the first chair of The Leapfrog Group Board of Directors, the fellowship supports mid-career professionals taking a proactive role in encouraging employees and their families to pursue higher value health care.
The fellows will gain expertise in measurement of and advocacy for hospital and ambulatory surgery center quality and safety, as well as effective methods of steerage. After training, Leapfrog expects that fellows will become recognized leaders, facilitating, and promoting employers’ selection of higher quality, safer health care facilities and health systems locally, regionally, and nationally.