Announcing the approval of the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement: Creating a Community of Improvers. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.

Under the co-direction of Dr. Lane Donnelly, Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health and Dr. Karen Frush, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Stanford Medicine Center for Accelerating Improvement will:

  • Support Stanford Medicine in becoming the “best at getting better”
    • Drive improvement in key performance indicators in value (quality, safety, experience, and cost) at Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford School of Medicine, and Stanford Health Care
    • Develop the next generation of leaders in improving health
    • Generate and share new knowledge related to improvement in health delivery
  • Enhance Stanford Medicine’s reputation for excellence in improving the health and well-being of the people we serve through collaborative, team-based work
  • Ensure our continued leadership in the knowledge economy, by investing in internal knowledge-generation and sharing throughout Stanford Medicine and beyond
  • Facilitating Learning from and interactions with individual and Organizations beyond Stanford University
 

The key areas of focus for the Center will be:

  • Education and capacity development in improvement science
  • Research and evaluation of improvement efforts
  • Data analytics
  • Teamwork Advisory
 

We look forward to the advances in education and training, research and evaluation, data analytics, and teamwork advisory the Center will lead.

Lane F. Donnelly, MD

Professor Radiology & Pediatrics
Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health (Quality and Safety)
Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief Quality Officer
Christopher G. Dawes Endowed Director of Quality
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford & Stanford Children’s Health

Karen Frush, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief Quality Officer, Stanford Health Care