1:01 PM EST, February 6, 2012
Maxine Reed-Vance, of Belcamp, director of clinical affairs and causality assurance for Baltimore Healthy Start Inc., has been selected for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Innovation Advisors Program.
Vance was selected through a competitive process and is one of 73 selected from a field of more than 900 applicants nationwide. The initiative, launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Innovations Center in 2011, will assist health care professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce cost.
In addition, Vance will work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center to test new models of care delivery within her organization and community as well as create partnerships to find new ideas that work and share them across the United States.
The organization will receive a stipend of $20,000 to support Vance's activities while serving as an Innovation Advisor. Vance resides in Belcamp with her husband, retired Lt. Col. Billie F. Vance. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Delta Omega Chapter. Billy and Maxine Vance have two grown daughters (also members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc), and five granddaughters.
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