The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) announced the members appointed for the 2019-2020 term of the HPC Advisory Council. Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital and longtime Sudbury resident, has been appointed as a new member. The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for open dialogue and engagement among a diverse group of health care industry stakeholders and policymakers and, in turn, helps inform the work of the HPC.
Ms. Schuster has over 30 years of health care experience and is a highly respected leader in the health care industry. She joined Emerson in 2005 after serving as president and CEO of Quincy Medical Center and Athol Memorial Hospital. She currently serves as Chairman of Power Options, the leading energy buying consortium in Massachusetts, and as Chair of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. She is a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association Board of Trustees and serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board.
“The Advisory Council serves an important role in helping to shape and inform the HPC’s work by providing differing perspectives on the critical issues, policies, and challenges facing the Commonwealth,” said David Seltz, HPC Executive Director. “We look forward to working with Christine Schuster and the other members of the council to advance a more transparent, affordable, and innovative health care system that works for everyone.”
The Advisory Council consists of 30 members with the goal of enhancing the HPC’s robust policy discussions by allowing for varied and representative perspectives on the issues facing the Massachusetts health care market. Membership is assessed every two years and the new term runs from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.