Quest for Quality Podcast

The Quest for Quality podcast features IPRO QIN-QIO Quality Improvement Specialists in conversation with experts about timely topics relevant to nursing homes and members of our Partnerships for Community Health.

Episode 1

A conversation with Stacy Gugino, MD, Medical Director at Brothers of Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility and Garden Gate Skilled Nursing Facility, about vaccine acceptance by patients and staff.

Episode 2

A conversation about COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in the long term care setting with Dr. Michelle Bellantoni, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Episode 3

Buprenorphine for Pain Management: IPRO QIN-QIO’s Tosin David, PharmD, interviews Daniel Berland, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor – Emeritus in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology at University of Michigan Health. Dr. Berland is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He practices and teaches in both departments, concentrating mainly on the management of complex, chronic pain patients who have been treated with polypharmacy controlled medication regimens that put those individuals at high risk for medication toxicity and poor quality of life. 


Quest for Quality is a production of IPRO QIN-QIO. The primary purpose of the podcast is to educate. Listeners acknowledge that they are not being provided any advice or services by the speakers. The speakers are expressing their views and opinions only and not that of any company or agency for whom they work. Any reference to a specific product or entity does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity. The podcast is for private, non-commercial use only.

By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice or to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your physician for medical issues that you may be having. You further agree that you will not assert any claim against IPRO or any of the speakers on the podcast for any damages alleged to have been caused by use of or reliance on the podcast or information presented in the podcast.

This material was prepared by IPRO QIN­-QIO, a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS.