World-renowned patient safety and value champion Dr. Peter Pronovost joins University Hospitals as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer

Monday, October 29, 2018
CLEVELAND – Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator and critical care physician, has joined University Hospitals as its Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

The announcement was made by Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals and the appointment is effectively immediately. 

“Dr. Peter Pronovost is a renowned figure in medicine. His innovative work has saved thousands of lives and shaped the delivery of health care nationally and internationally,” said Mr. Zenty. “UH is consistently recognized for the quality and safety of care we provide, and our physicians and employees put our patients first in everything we do. Peter’s appointment positions UH to be a national leader in the transformation of high-value care delivery.”

Dr. Pronovost’s scientific work, leveraging the use of checklists to reduce central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections, has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 2008. He is also a prolific researcher, entrepreneur and global thought leader. Dr. Pronovost has published over 800 papers throughout his career. 

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