1/18/2017 – National – CCME LEADERSHIP
CCME Hires Diane Babuin as State Program Director
Cary, NC – The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) appointed Diane Babuin, MS, CPHQ, director of the state program in South Carolina. In this role, she provides strategic direction, planning, and management of the South Carolina Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network.
“We are very pleased and fortunate that Diane joined us,” said Joy Hogan Rozman, CCME president and chief executive officer. “She brings a wealth of QIO knowledge and leadership to CCME that will take our quality improvement services to the next level.”
Babuin has a combined 30 years of experience in communications and health care management, developing and overseeing integrated quality improvement (QI) teams comprised of clinical, professional, and medical staff; directing metric-driven QI projects under contract with the CMS; providing hands-on support and guidance; and interfacing with health care and provider communities, stakeholders, and other target audiences.
“I am excited to helm CCME’s nationally recognized QIO team and to work with such knowledgeable staff,” said Babuin. “I look forward to helping CCME continue to provide South Carolina’s health care providers, stakeholders, and Medicare patients and their families with exemplary assistance and education.”
Her most recent position was director of quality improvement and communications at New Jersey-based Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., where she managed the transition from a state-based Medicare QIO to a member of a regional QIN-QIO. She has also held various positions at non-profit and for-profit companies, leading communication, change management, and process improvement teams.
Babuin received a master of science in human services administration from Metropolitan College of New York. She is also a certified professional in health care quality.
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