Patrick Conway Joins NICHQ Board of Directors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina President and CEO and former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Deputy Administrator Patrick Conway, MD, has been elected to the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) Board of Directors.
“Patrick is well known as a catalyst at CMS for leading the transition to value-based care,” says NICHQ President and CEO Scott D. Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP. “It is that kind of innovative thinking that we are thrilled to bring to our board as we bring forward novel ways to address health equity and improve the population health of children.”
As President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Conway is focused on improving the state’s healthcare system by making healthcare more affordable and working with providers to improve quality and value. Prior to this role, Conway served as CMS' Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Earlier in his career, Conway served as director of Hospital Medicine for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and as a private sector consultant for McKinsey & Company.
“I have been passionate about quality improvement for children and their families throughout my professional career so I am excited to join the board of the preeminent organization focused on healthcare quality for children,” says Conway.
Conway, a practicing pediatric hospitalist, has received numerous accolades for his work. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014—considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. He was selected as a master of hospital medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine and has received the President's Distinguished Senior Executive Rank and Health and Human Services Secretary's Distinguished Service awards. He is also a former White House Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.
Conway received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and trained in pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program.
Read more about all the members of NICHQ’s Board of Directors.
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