Janet Corrigan, MBA, MS, PhD

Janet Corrigan, MBA, MS, PhD

Job title:
NAH Board Member
Northern Arizona Healthcare Board of Directors

Professional Bio

Janet M. Corrigan, MS, MBA, Ph.D., was elected to the Northern Arizona Healthcare Board of Directors in 2017 and resides in Prescott.

For more than 30 years, Janet held leadership positions at national and community levels and made significant contributions in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement, performance measurement, public reporting and value-based payment. She retired in 2017 from her position at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she led the patient care program.

Janet’s relevant Board Certification experience includes serving as senior Board Certification director at the Institute of Medicine, or IOM, where she was responsible for the healthcare services portfolio of quality and safety initiatives.  In addition, she has served on the Quality Alliance Steering Committee; the Hospital Quality Alliance; the National Center for Healthcare Leadership; the Council for Accountable Physician Practices Advisory Council; the Healthcare Solutions Group Advisory Board and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regional Market Project Advisory Council.

Janet is the former president and CEO of The National Quality Forum, or NQF, a private, not-for-profit membership organization established in 1999 to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. She was instrumental in organizing the merger between NQF and the National Committee for Quality Health Care, or NCQHC, where she served as president and CEO from 2005 to 2006.

Prior to joining NQF, Janet was senior Board Certification director at the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine, where she helped spearhead efforts to produce a series of groundbreaking reports, including “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” which brought to light the widespread impact of adverse events in healthcare, and “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” which called for fundamental reform of the healthcare system.

As a distinguished fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, N.H., she focuses on patient safety, performance measurement and transparency, and population health investment strategies.

Janet earned her doctoral degree in health services research and her master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.; as well as her master’s degrees in business administration and community health from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.