Susan DeVore is president and CEO of the Premier healthcare alliance, the nation's leading alliance of hospitals, health systems and other providers dedicated to improving healthcare performance. An alliance of more than 2,600 hospitals and health systems and more than 84,000 non-acute care sites, Premier uses the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective healthcare. Premier membership includes more than 40 percent of all U.S. health systems.
With the ultimate goal of helping its members improve the health of their local communities, Premier builds, tests and scales models that improve quality, safety and cost of care. Through successful initiatives such as the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration™ with CMS, and QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, the alliance has driven improvements in evidence-based care and safety, as well as significant reductions in mortality, harm and cost. Premier is a leader in the accountable care movement and is working in a joint venture with IBM to develop industry-leading population analytics tools.
Under DeVore's leadership, Premier has built an industry leading code of ethics, has been named five times as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere and has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. DeVore is an industry leading thinker who was named to Modern Healthcare's inaugural list of top 25 women in healthcare. She is on the board of the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Medicare Rights Center, as well as the executive committee of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.