Information & Quality Healthcare

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Information & Quality Healthcare
Motto Transforming Healthcare In Mississippi
Formation 1971
Legal status Nonprofit Corporation
Purpose Healthcare quality
Headquarters Ridgeland, MS, U.S.
Region served United States
President James S. McIlwain, MD
Main organ Board of Directors

Founded in 1971, Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH), also known as the Mississippi Foundation For Medical Care (MFMC), is a nonprofit, voluntary-membership association that shares information and promotes quality improvement. Nearly 2000 Mississippi physicians make up the voluntary membership. IQH is currently serving as the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Mississippi. IQH works under contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the QIO, IQH's is to improve the quality of health care for Medicare beneficiaries. IQH works with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers in ongoing quality improvement efforts, as well as being a resource for Medicare beneficiaries who have concerns about their care. IQH also operates as a Tobacco Quitline for the states of Alabama, Mississippi and several private contracts.

Dr. Arthur A. Derrick Memorial Award Recipients[edit]

The Arthur A. Derrick Award that is presented annually by IQH to recognize a physician’s outstanding efforts to the quality program was created in 1993 in memory of Dr. Derrick. The Durant, Mississippi physician is remembered for his special contributions to medicine in the state and as a long-time supporter of quality improvement and the organization’s work. The award emphasizes the importance of quality improvement.

  • 2011: William Jackson
  • 2010: Rodney Frothingham
  • 2009: Samuel Peeples[1][2]
  • 2008: Lee Greer
  • 2007: Leonard Brandon
  • 2007: Steven Brandon
  • 2006: Steve Parvin
  • 2005: Stanley Hartness
  • 2004: Ken Davis
  • 2003: Ralph Dunn
  • 2002: Tom Mitchell
  • 2001: Alton Cobb
  • 2000: Candace Keller
  • 1999: David Lee Gordon
  • 1998: Jack Evans
  • 1997: Glenn Peters
  • 1996: George Abraham
  • 1995: John Cook
  • 1994: Richard Miller
  • 1993: Tom Fenter

External links[edit]


  1. ^ MBJ Newswires "Peeples relieves IQH physician quality award", Mississippi Business Journal, July 6, 2009
  2. ^ Mississippi Hospitals and Hospital Employees in the News "Dr. Peeples Receives Derrick Award", Mississippi Hospital Association