Health Forum’s Kathryn Johnson joins Samueli Institute boardKathryn E. Johnson, who retired recently after 25 years as the chief executive officer for Health Forum, an arm of the American Hospital Association, has joined the board of the Samueli Institute. In

Health Forum’s Kathryn Johnson joins Samueli Institute board

Kathryn E. Johnson, who retired recently after 25 years as the chief executive officer for Health Forum, an arm of the American Hospital Association, has joined the board of the Samueli Institute. In her position with Health Forum, Johnson “provided health care leaders access to new information and fresh ideas to strengthen their organizations’ performance, and to improve the health of the communities they serve,” according to a Samueli Institute statement. More recently Johnson serves as is a consultant to health care organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

Comment
: The Health Forum/Samueli Institute connection goes back at least to 2007 when they co-sponsored a meeting on complementary and integrative health in hospitals. Former Health Forum staffer, and Integrator adviser, Sita Ananth, MHA, was hired from Health Forum to build the Samueli Institute’s knowledge center.

 

Ron Glick, MD takes reins from James Lake, MD at International Network of Integrative Mental Health

The June 2013 issue of their newsletter marked a transition of in leadership for the International Network of Integrative Mental Health (INIMH). Ron Glick, MD took over from former chair James Lake, MD. Glick celebrated Lake for having “envisioned this organization and served tirelessly for years to bring it to this place.” He particularly credited Lake as the “driving force in authoring our recently published integrative mental healthcare White Paper: Establishing a new paradigm through research, education, and clinical guidelines. The University of Pittsburgh is the base for the new chair, Glick, an integrative psychiatrist with a pain and rehabilitation specialty.

 

Anthony Hamm, DC re-elected  co-chair of key AMA review board

The American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) announced that the organization’s vice president, Anthony Hamm, DC, FACO, has been re-elected co-chair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) RVS Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board (HCPAC). As noted in the release, the RUC HCPAC develops recommendations on relative values for new and revised CPT codes reported principally by non-MD/DO professionals. Hamm is the first chiropractic physician to serve as HCPAC co-chair. In this role, he also serves on the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).