National Quality Forum President and CEO Janet Corrigan will resign her post in June, after holding the Washington-based organization's top spot since 2006.
During Corrigan's tenure, the NQF expanded its role into other areas, including within the federal government, said Dr. William Roper, NQF board chairman, in a news release
. For instance, in January 2009, NQF was awarded a $10 million-per-year contract from HHS to help develop a portfolio of clinical quality and efficiency measures.
"Originally constituted around serving as a national voluntary consensus standard-setting organization, which remains its core foundational activity, NQF's charge now includes a deeper and broader set of activities designed to help improve the quality and value of American healthcare more rapidly," Roper said in a statement on behalf of the NQF's board.
Corrigan, 57, will spend time pursuing personal interests before seeking out another professional appointment, according to the release. Corrigan was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2009
. From 1998 to 2005, she was senior board director at the Institute of Medicine, according to a biograhy on the NQF's website
The NQF's board convened a search committee for Corrigan's successor, chaired by Dr. John Tooker, CEO emeritus of the American College of Physicians.