Summit Medical Group Joins the NJ Health Care Quality Institute

Last updated: Mar 30, 2009

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First Multispecialty Physician Group to Advise on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

BERKELEY HEIGHTS -- Summit Medical Group has become the most recent healthcare organization and the first multi-specialty physician practice to join the Provider Council of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI). NJHCQI is an organization dedicated to reducing medical errors, improving overall quality and promoting transparency in cost and quality data in the health care industry.

 "As physicians, we are pleased to join NJHCQI and support its mission to improve the quality of health care in New Jersey," said Robert W. Brenner, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer at Summit Medical Group. "We are proud to be the only multi-specialty medical group involved in this organization and look forward to participating in its initiatives."

 "We are delighted to have Summit Medical Group join our Provider Council, and more importantly, to give us some real expert advice and counsel in our pursuit of quality health care in the State of New Jersey," said NJHCQI President and CEO David L. Knowlton. "Summit Medical Group gives the Quality Institute access to scores of working physicians whose advice on quality issues, I am certain, will prove to be invaluable."

About the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

Founded in 1997 and partially funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NJHCQI brings together all key stakeholders to make real and measurable improvements in New Jersey’s health care system. NJHCQI seeks to empower health care purchasers and consumers by publishing the results of objective research, comparative data on providers, and other pertinent educational information so that purchasers and consumers may adopt value-based purchasing practices and be able to make informed decisions on the merits of various health care programs, treatments and services. NJHCQI was designated as the lead agency in New Jersey for the national Leapfrog Group effort in April 2002.

The NJHCQI currently has six affiliated "councils:" The NJHCQI Leadership Council, The NJHCQI Purchaser Council, The NJHCQI Provider Council, The NJHCQI Plan Council, The NJHCQI Consumer Council and The NJHCQI Professional Council. 

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