Affinity Health System announces Cheryl Schmidt as vice president of quality and risk management
10 / 04 / 2010
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
Menasha, Wis.- Affinity Health System announces Cheryl Schmidt as the new vice president of quality and risk management.
Schmidt will oversee clinical quality improvements within the hospital and medical group settings, collaborating with Network Health Plan. In addition to overseeing quality improvement services, safety and risk, she will continue to lead the quality council, the patient safety committee, infection control and prevention initiatives, and Joint Commission preparedness efforts.
Schmidt joined Affinity in September 2001, as the director of quality. She will continue her participation in key system, medical staff and medical group initiatives.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.