Berwick Honored by Institute of Medicine

October 22, 2012


Donald Berwick MPP 1972 has been presented with the 2012 Gustav O. Lienhard Award by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Berwick served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from July 2010-December 2011. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an organization focused on improving healthcare systems and outcomes throughout the world.

The IOM honored Berwick for his "decades-long leadership in establishing and expanding the field of clinical quality improvement, which has become an integral element of graduate medical education and an increasingly important component of certification programs and health care practice, leading to both better outcomes for millions and cost savings in the delivery of care."

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Photograph of Donald Berwick

Donald Berwick MPP 1972
Photo Credit: Steve Lipofsky

The IOM honored Berwick for his "decades-long leadership in establishing and expanding the field of clinical quality improvement, which has become an integral element of graduate medical education and an increasingly important component of certification programs and health care practice, leading to both better outcomes for millions and cost savings in the delivery of care."