Policy Committees

The Policy committees are charged with developing an easily accessible database of UConn Health and University-wide policies (i.e., those that include two or more of the following: School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, UConn John Dempsey Hospital, UConn Medical Group, or Central Administration).

Specific activities include:

  • Identifying institution wide policies that should be included in the database.
  • Reviewing policies under consideration for revision and recommending modifications so that they:
    • are clear to understand and interpret consistently
    • do not conflict with other institutional policies
    • have a common format with other policies
  • Publishing institution wide policies in an easily accessible database.
  • Assuring indexing for these policies, and providing a history of documented and dated approvals of policies and their revisions.
  • Assuring that a newly developed policy is vetted through proper channels.
  • Assuring that Board of Directors level and relevant University level policies are included for posting.

The Policy Committee does not have the authority to change the content or intent of policies, but may make recommendations for such changes to the committee(s) or persons who do have such authority.

Policy Committees

Clinical Policies

Scott Allen, Co-Chair
Chief Quality Officer, UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Anne Horbatuck, Co-Chair
Vice President, Ambulatory Operations

Ann Marie Capo
Vice President, Quality and Patient Services
Chief Nursing Officer

Richard Simon
Chief of Medical Staff

Denis Lafreniere
Associate Dean, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Deb Abromaitis
Interim Clinical Compliance Officer

David Shafer
Chair, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Kim Metcalf
Senior Director, Hospital Operations

Jeff Geoghegan
UConn Health Chief Financial Officer

Dirk Stanley
Chief Medical Information Officer

Administrative Support
Michelle Thomas

Administrative Policy Committee

Deb Abromaitis
John Brigada
Karen Buffkin
Wesley Byerly
Alyssa Cunningham
Berri Gerjuoy
Carrie Gray
Donna Hayes
Susan Kerr
Donna McKenty
Jacqueline (Kiki) Nissen, C0-Chair
Janel Simpson, Co-Chair
Scott Simpson