Qualidigm Chief Executive Officer Marcia K. Petrillo is retiring from the Rocky Hill health care consultant and researcher she helped create nearly three decades ago.
In an email Thursday to staff, Petrillo declared "mixed emotions'' about her scheduled retirement late next January.
Petrillo said that in 1983 she worked with the Connecticut State Medical Society and others to establish what is today Qualidigm.
"It has been my great privilege to have led Qualidigm's growth since that first contract, guiding its evolution as a significant contributor in continuously advancing the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare here in Connecticut and across the country,'' she wrote. "It has been the impetus of my life's work.''
Before Qualidigm, Petrillo was executive director of the Hartford County Professional Standards Review Organization and the Hartford County Health Care Plan, an all-payer utilization review program in Hartford County, according to Qualidigm's homepage.
In 2005, Petrillo participated in founding eHealthConnecticut, an organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of health care in the state through health information technology.
She is an officer and board member of eHealthConnecticut and is a senior fellow of the Connecticut Quality Council. She also serves on the UConn School of Business Center for Healthcare and Insurance Studies Advisory Committee.
She holds a master's degree from Boston College and a bachelor's degree from Regis College.