Martin Merry, MD, CM
Building on his
medical practice and medical staff leadership experience in responding to both JCAHO and New York State regulation, Dr. Merry
began in 1981 a career devoted to consultation and education in the areas of quality, medical staff leadership, and organizational transition.
is the author of numerous articles addressing these topical areas.
has worked with more than 1000 health care organizations in each of the 50 United States and internationally.
Clients have included hospitals, physician group practices, managed care plans, multi-hospital systems, health care law firms, consulting firms involved in a variety of health management issues, the U.S. military health system (Project Director, US Department of Defense
, Civilian External Peer Review Program, 1987-94), and the Joint Commission
has developed educational programs for the American Medical Association
, the American Hospital Association
, the American College of Physician Executives
, the American College of Healthcare Executives
, the American Medical Group Association
, the Medical Group Management Association
, the Veterans Administration
, the Indian Health Service and numerous state and regional professional associations.
Dr. Merry is a recognized communicator of leading edge quality concepts for health care, including Lean Six Sigma, Human Factors Science, Appreciative Inquiry and Baldrige-based systems development.
present areas of focus include governance and leadership issues of organizational transition, physician liaison and leadership development, integration of quality systems into health system/network development, and creative approaches to address the national issue of patient safety.
As a member of ACPE's onsite faculty, he creates custom-designed programs for hospitals, medical staffs, boards, medical groups and state and regional health care associations.
A small sampling of his
wide variety of topical areas includes:
• Others (potential clients are invited to communicate with Dr. Merry
regarding their specific goals and needs)
In addition to his consulting and educational work, Dr. Merry continues in his part-time position as Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
He is also Emeritus Senior Advisor for Medical Affairs for the New Hampshire Hospital Association, a position created in 1994 to foster effective communication and collaboration between clinical and managerial professionals as they pursue health systems development.
educational background includes:
postgraduate training Dr. Merry
practiced general internal medicine for 8 years with a group practice founded by two Mayo Clinic-trained senior partners.
During these years he developed the role of Medical Director for Quality, the first designated medico-administrative position at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY.