The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass., has named a well-known physician in Mexico, Dr. Enrique Ruelas, to be one of its senior fellows.
IHI names Mexican health official a senior fellow
Ruelas, 57, is a former secretary of the General Health Council of Mexico—a position that the IHI described in a news release (PDF) as similar to the job of U.S. surgeon general. Currently, Ruelas is vice president of the National Academy of Medicine in Mexico and is in line to become president of the Mexico City-based organization. Ruelas is also the president of the Latin American Society for Quality in Health Care.
IHI, the Boston-area quality-improvement organization, has 20 other senior fellows, including Lord Nigel Crisp, former chief executive of the U.K.'s National Health Service. The organization is a founding member of the Latin American Consortium for Innovation, according to the release.
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