Providing Leadership and Guidance on Patient Safety

The Council on Quality and Patient Safety (CQ&PS) meets quarterly to address the patient safety issues effecting Indiana hospitals and their patients. 

In addition, the Council:

  • Provides guidance on IHA’s patient safety activities.
  • Assists IHA in developing positions on federal and state patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Advises the IHA Board of Directors, Indiana Patient Safety Center and staff on quality improvement and patient safety needs of IHA members and recommends programs to support those needs.
  • Monitors the activities of organizations that impact quality improvement, such as the National Quality Forum, accrediting bodies and various state and federal regulatory agencies.

2016 was a busy year for the Council, in just one year, the CQ&PS

  • Named sepsis as a 2016 priority
  • Contributed input to opioid prescribing guidelines
  • Approved moving forward to partner with the Michigan Hospital Association’s Patient Safety Organization
  • Approved moving forward with hospital safe sleep practice recommendations
  • Made efforts concerning antibiotic stewardship


  • September 13, 2017 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. ET
  • December 6, 2017 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. ET
    All meetings are located in the IHA Basement Conference Center of 500 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204


Karin Kennedy, Administrative Director of the Indiana Patient Safety Center
Annette Handy, Clinical Director of the Indiana Patient Safety Center

For more information about how to get involved with the CQ&PS, email Karin Kennedy or call 317-423-7737.


Council members generally include CEOs, CMOs, CNEs, patient safety officers, quality professionals, infection control practitioners and members of governing boards interested in safety. IHA would like to thank our 2017 council members and partners for their time, expertise and commitment to improving patient safety.

Nancy Kennedy, M.D.
Dearborn County Hospital
2016 CQ&PS Council Chair

Jeffrey Boord, M.D.
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Parkview Health

Mary Ellen Brill,
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Jo Ann Brooks
System VP of Quality and Safety 
Indiana University Health

Mary Browning
Executive Director
 Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives

Matt Browning
Director of Quality Resource
Management & Marketing,

Sylvia Coffing
Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital

Yvonne Culpepper
Hendricks Regional Health

Michael Everett
Scott Memorial Hospital

James Fuller
Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety

Jonathan Goble
Indiana University Health North Hospital

LeAnne Horn
Network Vice President - Quality and Risk
Community Health Network

Deb Hummel
Lead Quality and Safety Programs Liaison
Rush Memorial Hospital

Jeanette Huntoon
Vice President of Physician Network/Director of Quality
Logansport Memorial Hospital

Chris Karam 
 Saint Joseph Health System - Mishawaka Medical Center

Anita Keller
Johnson Memorial Health

Lisa Leckrone
Director of Quality
St. Mary Medical Center

Robert Lindeman, M.D.
Senior VP - Chief Physician Quality Officer
Community Health Network

Jo May
Administrative Director - Quality Improvement
 Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Connie McCahill
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Susan McRoberts
Regional Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
 Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Barry Moffitt
System Director - Risk Management
St. Vincent Health

Angela Mounsey
Manager - Quality Improvement/Care Continuum Marion General Hospital

Brandy Nord
Patient Safety Officer
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Linda Ostermeier
Network Executive Director - Quality/Risk/Infection Prevention
Community Health Network

Janet Phillips
Director RN to BSN Degree Completion Option
 Indiana University School of Nursing

Doug Puckett
Indiana University Health West Hospital

​Kirk Ray
Kosciusko Community Hospital

Sonja Rebeck
QRM/MSS Manager
Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Carl Risk
Elkhart General Hospital

Shayna Rosenbaum
Quality, Accreditation and Patient Experience Manager
Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital

 Michele Saysana, M.D.
Hospitalist with the Department of Pediatrics in IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children

Loretta Schmidt
Saint Joseph Health System - Plymouth Medical Center

Phyllis Stanford
Director of Quality Management
Franciscan Health Crown Point

Steve Swinney
Physician at St. Vincent Physician Network
St. Vincent Health

Stephanie Tooley
Executive Director of Quality
St. Vincent Indianapolis Health

Koula Tsahas
Director of Pharmacy
St. Catherine Hospital

Beverly Walton
Executive Director
Community Patient Safety Coalition of Southwestern Indiana/Kentucky, Inc. (CPSC)

 Linda Webb
Pulaski Memorial Hospital