The Doctors Company today announced the selection of Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, BSN, RN, as senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports directly to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer.
Bashaw brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role. She has held a variety of positions in healthcare organizations, most recently as corporate vice president of quality for Verity Health Systems in Redwood City, Calif. At Verity, she led the design and implementation of a new evidence-based quality and safety program. She has also served as system vice president of quality for Alameda Health System in Oakland, Calif. She has held other positions as patient safety officer; director of clinical services and operations; and director of accreditation, quality and safety.
“We are extremely pleased that Kerin is leading our patient safety and risk management efforts, which are key to advancing the practice of good medicine,” said Fleming. “Her extensive background in patient safety, risk management, quality, accreditation and operations will support her nationwide team’s focus on utilizing data, measuring quality and delivering service and value to our members.”
“I am truly honored to join a company with a national footprint, history of leadership in the risk and patient safety space and a mission-driven team dedicated to serving and supporting its members,” said Bashaw. “Another quality that attracted me to The Doctors Company is its expertise in healthcare transformation. The company is known nationally for how it supports and guides members through innovation and change.”
Bashaw holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University. She served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and volunteered for active duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.