Vice President Governance, Integration, Compliance and Chief Quality Officer
Rose M. Kavalchuck, MA, MHA, CJCP, CMQOE, CSSBB, CPHRM is the Vice President for Governance, Integration, and Compliance & Chief Quality Officer of Heywood Healthcare. Ms. Kavalchuck provides oversight for Heywood Healthcare’s quality improvement, risk management, and corporate compliance systems, as well as providing support for Heywood Healthcare’s Board of Trustees and its Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Kavalchuck was instrumental in creating the Heywood Physician Hospital Organization (Heywood PHO), the primary managed care contracting entity for Heywood Healthcare, which has been in operation for greater than 20 years. Ms. Kavalchuck continues to serve as the Heywood PHO’s Administrator.
Ms. Kavalchuck has dedicated over 40 years to promoting quality of care & services and patient safety. Her professional career started at Heywood Hospital as a Clinical Laboratory Manager and subsequently advanced to a number of senior leadership positions including Vice President of Professional Services, Vice President of Managed Care and Planning, and Vice President of Quality Systems and Managed Care. She has been instrumental in the continued growth of quality improvement systems designed to meet the evolving needs of this community. Ms. Kavalchuck provides guidance and support for Heywood Healthcare’s journey to high reliability.
Ms. Kavalchuck received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Fitchburg State College and a Master of Arts in Biological Studies from Anna Maria College. Ms. Kavalchuck also holds a Masters in Health Care Administration from Clark University. She is a registered Medical Technologist (ASCP), a Certified Joint Commission Professional, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. She is also certified by the American Society for Quality as a Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence and a Six Sigma Black Belt. Other certifications include being a Qualified Medical Coder and Medical Risk Adjustment Coder.
Ms Kavalchuck is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety, Health Care Compliance Association, and MassHealth Hospital Quality Advisory Committee. Ms. Kavalchuck also serves on the Board of Directors for the Winchendon Health Foundation.