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Qualis Health Announces New Idaho Medicare Medical Director

October 3, 2013

Kelly McGrath, MD, MS, appointed to lead quality improvement in Idaho

Kelly McGrath, MD, MS, has been appointed Medical Director for Idaho Care Transitions and Patient Safety at Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading healthcare consulting organizations. Dr. McGrath's scope of responsibility includes providing clinical expertise to programs that aim to improve care transitions, reduce unnecessary hospital infections and improve care in skilled care nursing facilities.

"I am honored and delighted to be joining the Qualis Health team in Idaho. Their efforts to promote safe, high quality healthcare are unmatched," says Dr. McGrath. "Now more than ever, it’s vital to transform care to improve outcomes and control costs for our patients and our communities. Qualis Health continues to have a positive impact in this state, and I’m excited to play a role with the organization."

Dr. McGrath is currently Chief Medical Officer at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino, Idaho. Prior to his current position, Dr. McGrath served for 20 years as a rural primary care, hospital-based physician, and has worked worked in the emergency departments in Idaho and California. In this role, he has also worked to implement a patient-centered medical home in this rural healthcare system.

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