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NMMRA Welcomes New Board Member Joie Glenn

Joie GlennThe New Mexico Medical Review Association (NMMRA), the lead company in the state dedicated to improving health care quality, has announced that Joie Glenn, RN, MBA, CAE, has joined NMMRA’s Board of Directors. Glenn is executive director of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care and a widely recognized leader in the health care system in New Mexico. She brings a wealth of experience and insight into the medical field to the NMMRA Board. Glenn has served on numerous boards and committees including the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board, Human Services Department Medicaid Advisory Committee, Aging and Long Term Services Department Policy Advisory Committee, New Mexico Telehealth Alliance Board, and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives Board.

“Joie is a terrific addition to the Board,” said Dan Jaco, NMMRA chief executive officer. “She has been a staunch advocate of NMMRA’s quality improvement work for many years as well as an advocate for patients.”

A long-time registered nurse, Glenn earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and achieved the certified association executive (CAE) credential in 2001.  She joins the 12-member board of directors that includes statewide representation from a variety of health care settings and disciplines as well as non-health care backgrounds.

NMMRA is the state’s premier and independent health care consulting organization dedicated to the facilitation of positive changes in the delivery of health care. As a not-for-profit health care organization that has served New Mexico since 1984 and is now affiliated with HealthInsight, a management corporation based in Salt Lake City, Utah, NMMRA offers a wide array of services to its clients. NMMRA is the federally qualified Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New Mexico, the state-contracted Medicaid External Quality Review Organization (EQRO), and holds state contracts to reduce health care-associated infections and assist critical access and rural hospitals. In addition, NMMRA is a founding partner of the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC) and leads such initiatives as the New Mexico Prescription Improvement Coalition (a group effort aimed at improving drug safety) and Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) in Albuquerque (one of 16 targeted communities in the country funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve health care quality, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and provide models for national reform).