Center announces Susan M Kendig as new Board Member

April 28, 2014    |   By: Calevir

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is pleased to announce Susan M. Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, President of Health Policy Advantage, LLC and Past Board Chairperson for the National Association for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health has joined CPS’ Board of Directors.

“Susan is an attorney and nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry,” said Becky Miller, Executive Director, CPS. “She brings extraordinary expertise in responding to a rapidly changing health care environment and we are delighted that she is joining CPS’ board of directors.”

As President of Health Policy Advantage, LLC , Ms. Kendig provides policy analysis, consultation and strategic development support for healthcare providers and community organizations. Her primary areas of focus include patient safety, primary care, and clinical integration, including Patient Safety Organization (PSO), ACO and Medical Home initiatives.

A Past Board Chairperson of the National Association for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), she now serves as NPWH Director of Policy. Ms. Kendig is an appointee to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health; and the National Women’s Law Center and ACOG Well Woman Visit Advisory Committees. She is currently leading the 7th revision of the national Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: Guidelines for Practice and Education.

Additionally, Ms. Kendig is a Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where she coordinates the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program, and teaches graduate level health policy courses.

She is active in public service at the state and national level and has served on the CMS Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), the Missouri Patient Safety Commission, the Missouri Office on Women’s Health – Women’s Health Council and, the Missouri Task Force on Prematurity and Infant Mortality; and, is a current Missouri Health Connection Board Member.

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