Robert Corrigan, General Counsel for Baylor College of Medicine, Appointed to APQC's Board of Directors

(Houston, Texas - August 22, 2011)  APQC, the leading benchmarking and best practices research organization, announced today that Robert F. Corrigan, Jr. was appointed to its Board of Directors. Corrigan currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston and brings a wealth of legal, healthcare, and non-profit expertise to the board.

"We are privileged to have Bob Corrigan join APQC's board of directors. He is exceptionally suited to strengthen our board, as well as our company," said Carla O'Dell, APQC’s President.  "Bob understands our business extremely well as he served as our outside counsel for more than 20 years to help us negotiate relationships and contracts. His knowledge and skill is a true asset.”

APQC’s board of directors is comprised of two dozen global leaders in the areas of industry, non-profit, academia, and consulting. 

"I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with the APQC board as we work to advance the mission of APQC,” Corrigan noted.  As healthcare reimbursement moves from a quantity to a quality-based model, I believe APQC’s experience and strengths in process and outcomes measures position APQC to serve as a resource for health care providers in this new reimbursement environment.  I look forward to assisting APQC in this regard."

Prior to joining BCM, Corrigan served as a Partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Houston where he provided legal advice on operational and transactional matters in the tax-exempt and healthcare arenas.   Earlier in his career, he served as a legislative staffer to U.S. Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr.

Additionally, Corrigan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching the course, Health Law Transactions. He has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" every year since 2000 by Healthcare Law and a "Texas Super Lawyer" since 2007. He is a frequent lecturer on health law regulatory topics, including, healthcare reform, medical privacy, and non-profit governance. 

Corrigan received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Rice University. He serves as a director for a number of charitable boards, including, the Friends of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, the Good Neighbor Healthcare Center, Dynamo Charities, and the Houston Express Soccer  Club.

About APQC

APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of knowledge management, benchmarking, and best practices business research. Working with more than 750 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC provides organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Visit http://www.apqc.org or call +1 (713) 681 4020 and learn how to make best practices your practices.

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