Catalyst for Payment Reform

Catalyst for Payment Reform Remembers Suzanne Delbanco

CPR’s co-founder and first execuitve director passed away Monday, May 13, after a brave four-year fight with cancer.

We at CPR are saddened to share the news that on Monday, May 13, Suzanne Delbanco, CPR’s co-founder and first executive director, passed away after a brave, four-year fight with cancer.

We mourn Suzanne’s loss and celebrate her legacy.

Suzanne was a tenacious, intelligent, and courageous advocate for meaningful improvements in our health care system. She developed a deep understanding of every issue she worked on and she was able to articulate strong positions on those issues with insight and clarity. Suzanne was an esteemed colleague and mentor to many, both to the Catalyst for Payment Reform staff and alumni, and many others. She was usually ahead of the curve – on hospital public reporting, payment reform, provider consolidation, and transparency, to name a few topics – and her leadership had a profound impact on those she worked with and the health care community at large.

Suzanne was a beloved mother, spouse, sister, and daughter. She was a loyal and devoted friend and known by her community as a lover of animals and the outdoors, an avid hiker, wonderful cook, a crafter, and game for most adventures. We ask that you please keep her family and friends in your thoughts today and always.

At Catalyst for Payment Reform, we will honor Suzanne’s legacy by continuing to strive toward the goal for which she worked tirelessly: a better health care system that delivers quality and value for everyone.