Ann Gaffey, Sedgwick's senior vice president of health care risk management and patient safety, has been elected by her peers to serve as president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the nation's premier industry group for health care risk management professionals.
She accepted the presidency today at the organization's annual conference and exhibition in Indianapolis; her term begins Jan. 1, 2016.
Gaffey, who is widely known as an expert on health care, patient safety, clinical risk management and quality improvement, brings to her new leadership position 30 years of industry experience. In addition to overseeing Sedgwick's health care risk management and patient safety practice, Gaffey is an adjunct professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School of Nursing at theGeorge Washington University in Washington, D.C.
"I look forward to leading ASHRM next year as we work toward our mission of advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty, and maximizing value through the management of risk across the health care enterprise," Gaffey said. "A recurring theme in our industry is the aging health care risk manager population; at ASHRM, we are committed to educating and mentoring newcomers to our field and preparing them to advance health care risk management programs to an enterprise risk model."
A licensed registered nurse and frequently published author and speaker, Gaffey leads Sedgwick's delivery of innovative, consultative services to improve and enhance health care clients' enterprise risk management and patient safety programs.
Sedgwick's practice emphasizes risk identification, assessment, analysis and prevention, as well as risk management and patient safety education.
Ann Gaffey, Sedgwick, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, US