COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - November 03, 2015) - The Battelle Healthcare Colloquium has appointed Dr. John Lynn Jefferies of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as Medical Advisor.

Battelle Healthcare Colloquium (BHC) is a hospital membership organization comprising more than 50 member hospitals, hospital systems and affiliates with a common shared passion for pre-eminence in caring for heart failure patients. As Medical Advisor, Jefferies, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FAAP, will support the growth of BHC's heart failure accreditation business by providing clinical expertise in heart failure program improvement, hospital quality issues, and other healthcare improvement initiatives as required by Colloquium members.

Dr. Jefferies will apply his clinical and healthcare quality improvement knowledge in healthcare-related research projects, such as the development and maintenance of healthcare quality measures, as well as participate in strategic planning and business development for commercial healthcare services offered by Battelle.

"I look forward to helping hospitals across the country with their heart failure programs," Dr. Jefferies said. "I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with the Battelle Healthcare Colloquium as their Medical Advisor and to lend my knowledge toward quality improvements."

Dr. Jefferies is Professor of Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is double-boarded and practices in both adult and pediatric cardiology. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, and adults with congenital heart disease.

Healthcare organizations interested in heart failure accreditation with Battelle Healthcare Colloquium should contact or call 800.201.2011.

About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States.

We offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care. In the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report survey of best children's hospitals, Cincinnati Children's ranked No. 3 among all Honor Roll hospitals.

With more than 600 registered beds, Cincinnati Children's had more than 1.1 million patient encounters and served patients from all 50 states and 57 countries in fiscal 2014.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

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