January 2012

Denholm, Taylor Named to CMS Innovation Advisor Group

Erin Denhholm, president and chief executive officer of Centura Health at Home, Englewood, CO; and Kelly Taylor, quality director for Mercy Clinics, Des Moines, IA, have been selected to serve as an innovation advisors to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS selected 73 individuals from 27 states and the District of Columbia for is new Innovation Advisors Program. The program is designed to help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs. Innovation advisors will work with the CMS Innovation Center to test new models of care delivery in their organizations and communities. Funding for the program was made possible by the Affordable Care Act.