Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM
Assistant Vice President, Health Care Quality Improvement
Sara Butterfield serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Health Care Quality Improvement Program. Under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract she serves as the Program Director for New York and New Jersey, and leads the Transitions of Care initiative across the IPRO QIN-QIO region, which includes 11 states and the District of Columbia. As part of a subcontract, Ms. Butterfield also serves as Lead for the Transitions of Care initiative for Alliant Quality’s QIN-QIO work, which includes seven states. Ms. Butterfield is responsible for facilitating and managing quality improvement initiatives addressing the National Quality Improvement Priorities for Medicare beneficiaries, as identified by CMS.
Since joining IPRO in July 1998, Ms. Butterfield has coordinated collaborative partnerships with acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice organizations, skilled nursing facilities and physician practices on a cross-setting, multidisciplinary level to facilitate performance improvement initiatives in support of improved healthcare management, coordination of care and population health.
Ms. Butterfield holds a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Russell Sage College, Troy, NY. She received the Certified Case Manager credential from the Commission for Case Manager Certification and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, through the National Association for Healthcare Quality Certification Board.