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The following collaborators will participate in a fast-paced day of multimedia presentations, front-line success stories, and interactive panels. Click on Bios for more detail about their backgrounds and expertise.

Charles R. Denham, MD
Chairman
TMIT
Austin, TX

Dr. Denham is an international leader in patient safety and high performance care solutions. He has taught and led research in medicine, engineering, and business leadership.
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Howard Koh, MD, MPH
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, serves as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Don Wright, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Don Wright, MD, MPH, became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Quality on December 1, 2009. In this role, Dr. Wright leads the Office of Healthcare Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
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Michael T. Rapp, MD, JD, FACEP
Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Baltimore, MD

Michael T. Rapp, MD, JD, FACEP, is director of the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group...
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Thomas E. Hamilton
Director, Survey and Certification Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD

Thomas E. Hamilton is Director of the Survey and Certification Group within CMS's Center for Medicaid and State Operations. The Group is responsible for quality assurance for more than 200,000 providers...
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David Hunt, MD, FACS
Medical Officer, Office of Provider Adoption and Support
Office of the Secretary, Office of the National Coordinator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

David Hunt, MD, FACS, joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in October...
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William B. Munier, MD, MBA
Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

William B. Munier, MD, MBA, is currently serving as Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (the Center) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
NCEZID
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality...
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Peter V. Lee, JD
Director, Delivery System Reform
Office of Health Reform
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Peter V. Lee, JD, is the Director of Delivery System Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Health Reform...
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Joseph McCannon
Senior Advisor
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD

McCannon is Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to this, he was Vice President and a faculty member on dissemination and large-scale improvement...
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Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA
President and CEO, Partners HealthCare
Boston, MA

Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, has held a number of senior leadership positions since he joined the Partners organization in 1998, as its first Chairman of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
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Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD
Chief Quality Officer
Catholic Healthcare Partners
Cincinnati, OH

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is Chief Quality Officer at Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, OH. Catholic Healthcare Partners is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S.
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Robert Cima, MD
Consultant in Colorectal Surgery
Vice Chairman, Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dr. Robert Cima is a Consultant in Colorectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery in the area of Quality and Safety.
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J. Michael Henderson, MD
Chief Quality Officer
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Henderson is Chief Quality Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. His interest in quality was initially triggered in the surgical arena, implementing standardized approaches to perioperative processes...
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Susan E. Sheridan, MIM, MBA
Co-Founder and President, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Chicago, IL
Lead, Consumer Action, World Alliance for Patient Safety, World Health Organization, Washington, DC

Susan Sheridan's family experienced two serious medical system failures.
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Douglas Hawthorne, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Health Resources
Arlington, TX

Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, is the chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources.
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Julianne Morath, RN, MS
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Ms. Morath is Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Previously, she led the Lean Toyota Production System at Children's of Minnesota, and established the Center for Care Innovation and Research.
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Rabih Darouiche, MD
Senior Medical Advisor
TMIT Greenlight Project
VA Distinguished Service Professor
Director, Center for Prostheses Infection, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Rabih Darouiche, MD, is the Senior Medical Advisor to TMIT's Greenlight Project. Dr. Darouiche is also a VA Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation...
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Stephen J. Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR
Director for Quality
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dr. Swensen is the Mayo Clinic Director for Quality. He is also a Professor of Radiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
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William R. Scharf, MD
Physician Change Agent
Strategic Effectiveness Division
OSF HealthCare Systems
Peoria, IL

William R. Scharf, MD, is a Physician Change Agent in the division of Strategic Effectiveness with OSF HealthCare Systems.
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Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc
Senior Vice President
Center for Quality and Safety
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, was named the first Senior Vice President for the new Center for Quality and Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in December 2006.
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Ann Rhoades, MBA
CEO, CareLeaders
Austin, TX
President, People Ink
Albuquerque, NM

Ms. Rhoades is an international People Systems expert, and CEO of CareLeaders Corporation.
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Ruthita J. Fike, MA
Executive Vice President for Hospital Affairs
Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA

Ruthita J. Fike, MA, is LLUAHSC executive vice president for hospital affairs and LLUMC chief executive officer and administrator.
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Douglas Waite
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Seton Family of Hospitals
Austin, TX

Mr. Waite joined Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, Texas, in 2000 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
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Richard Afable, MD, MPH
President and CEO, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach, CA

Richard Afable, MD, MPH, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
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Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA
Division Chief, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Florida Hospital, Celebration Health
Celebration, FL

Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA, is an established orthopaedic clinician who has 20 years of experience in the patient care arena in active duty military facilities, Veterans Affairs facilities, and civilian healthcare facilities.
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Frank Mazza, MD
Vice President/Chief Patient Safety Officer
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Seton Family of Hospitals
Austin, TX

Frank Mazza, MD, leads organization-wide patient safety initiatives that have been recognized nationally for innovation.
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Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE
Chairman and CEO
Virginia Mason Health System
Seattle, WA

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, has served as Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System since 2000.
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Michael W. Murphy, CPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sharp HealthCare
San Diego, CA

Michael W. Murphy, CPA, is president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare.
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Monica Reed, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Celebration, FL

Monica Reed, MD, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Florida Hospital Celebration Health and former Senior Medical Officer, oversees the administrative relationship between the hospital and its 2,000 physicians.
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Charles J. Barnett, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Seton Family of Hospitals
Austin, TX

Charles J. Barnett, FACHE, leads the Seton Family of Hospitals that serves the healthcare needs of 11 Texas counties and 1.7 million Central Texas residents.
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Joann Sanders, MD
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Patient Safety Officer
Cook Children's Hospital
Fort Worth, TX

Joann Sanders, MD, spends 80% of her time as Cook Children's Patient Safety Officer (PSO). As part of senior leadership, both administrative and medical staff, Dr. Sanders has been instrumental in developing Cook Children's strategic plan...
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Rear Admiral Steven L. Solomon, MD
Deputy Director
Office of Healthcare Quality, Office of Public Health and Science
Department of Health and Human Services
Acting Associate Director for Healthcare Quality
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Washington, DC

Rear Admiral Steven L. Solomon, MD, began his career in the Public...
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Larry Goldberg, MHA
Executive Director and CEO
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, TN

Larry Goldberg, MHA, became the Executive Director and CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital in May 2005.
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Joseph Hahn, MD, MBA
Chief of Staff
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Joseph Hahn, MD, MBA, was appointed Chief of Staff of Cleveland Clinic Health Systems and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for Cleveland Clinic in September 2005.
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Jonathan Bates, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR

Jonathan Bates, MD, has been President and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital since May 1993.
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Mark Jason Sands, MD
Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality
Section Head of Interventional Radiology
Imaging Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Mark Jason Sands, MD, is Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations and Quality and Section Head of Interventional Radiology at the Imaging Institute of the Cleveland Clinic.
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Carol Keohane, BSN, RN
Program Director
Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
Boston, MA, USA

Carol Keohane, BSN, RN, serves as Program Director for the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. She is currently responsible for directing all research efforts conducted through the Center...
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Jeffrey Canose, MD
President
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Plano, TX

Jeffrey Canose, MD, became president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano on March 1, 2009.
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Robert F. Brigham
Chief Administrative Officer
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Robert F. Brigham is the chief administrative officer for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
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Eyal Zimlichman, MD
Research Associate
Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Eyal Zimlichman, MD, is a Research Associate at the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital...
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Rani Jeeva
Team Leader for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention
Management Analyst
Office of Healthcare Quality, OPHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Rani Jeeva is currently employed at the Office of Healthcare Quality within the Office of Public Health and Science (Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health)...
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Manuel Benegas, Jr., JD
Administrator and Strategist for Quality and Patient Safety
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Manuel Benegas, Jr., JD, is Administrator and Strategist for System Quality and Patient Safety at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
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Daniel Gallardo, MPH
Health Policy Fellow
Office of Healthcare Quality, Office of the Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Daniel Gallardo, MPH, is a Health Policy Fellow at the Office of Healthcare Quality in the Office of the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Franck Guilloteau
Chief Technology Officer
HCC Corporation (HCC)
Director
TMIT
Austin, TX

Franck Guilloteau received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and subsequently pursued a fellowship...
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Hayley Burgess, PharmD
Director of Performance Improvement, Measures, Standards, and Practices
TMIT
Austin, TX

Hayley Burgess, PharmD, is the Director of Performance Improvement, Measures, Standards, and Practices for Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT).
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Matthew Listiak
Senior Producer
TMIT/Health Care Concepts
Austin, TX

Matthew Listiak is the Senior Producer for TMIT and Health Care Concepts. He has worked with TMIT and HCC for eight years, developing video and multimedia content for television broadcast, DVD distribution, and the internet.
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Vivian Lauderdale, MS, MBA
Technical Writer
Business Plan Researcher
TMIT
Austin, TX

Vivian Lauderdale has an MS from George Washington Medical School and an Executive MBA from UCLA, where she specialized in entrepreneurial biotechnology business.
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