Dr. David Mayer named to ISQua’s International Academy of Quality and Safety


Columbia, MD – Dr. David Mayer, Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety was elected to the International Academy of Quality & Safety. The Academy was established in 2018 by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) to recognize distinguished individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of Quality and Safety in Healthcare. The Academy recognizes excellence of leadership within research, academia or service delivery in quality and safety in healthcare.  

This is only the second cohort of Academy members. The first, 35 founding members were elected by ISQua Experts and the Board in June 2018.  


About MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
The mission of the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS) is to partner with patients, their families, and those that take care of them to improve patient care outcomes and reduce the global burden of preventable harm. Established by Medstar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MIQS provides a global infrastructure in which leaders, front-line care givers, patients and family members jointly develop, educate, assess, and advocate for patient safety and clinical quality initiatives. For more information, visit www.medstariqs.org.  

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

About the International Society for Quality in Health Care

The mission of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) is to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide through education and knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems and connecting people through global networks. Established in 1985 with a vision to promote quality and safety in health care through international co-operation and collaboration. ISQua is dedicated to making this vision a reality. For more information, visit www.isqua.org.



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