September 19, 2013
Dr. John Toussaint is the founding chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization, CEO at ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the non-executive leader of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform in Wisconsin. He has participated in many Institute of Medicine subcommittees, including the Value Incentives Learning Collaborative, and is co-author of The CEO Checklist for High Value Healthcare.
Toussaint has been recognized for his work in transforming healthcare by organizations such as The Association of Manufacturing Excellence, which inducted him into its 2012 hall of fame, and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, which hosts the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. Toussaint was named a lifetime member of the Shingo Academy in 2011. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle also honored him with a Certificate of Commendation for Innovation from the State of Wisconsin in 2005.