David Murphy named Emory Healthcare Patient Safety Officer

This message is sent on behalf of Bill Bornstein, MD, PhD, CMO & CQO, Emory Healthcare

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Murphy has been named the Patient Safety Officer for Emory Healthcare, effective September 1, 2016. In this role, Dave will lead efforts to refine our system-wide approaches to improving patient safety. Many of you have already worked with Dave, likely on last year’s Patient Safety & Teamwork Survey, and know him to be a true advocate of patient safety and processes that support a culture of teamwork. As the Patient Safety Officer, Dave will be able to expand on his previous work and collaborate with leaders across the organization to make a big impact in standardization and effectiveness of safety-related protocols.

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David J. Murphy, MD, PhD

Dave joined Emory in 2011 as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He has since served in multiple leadership roles, including director of quality for the Emory Critical Care Center, director of research for the Office of Quality and director of critical care quality at Grady Memorial Hospital. He continues to see patients and provide oversight for students, residents and fellows.

Dave completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Returning to Johns Hopkins for his pulmonary and critical care fellowship training, Dave also received his PhD in Clinical Investigation with a focus on quality and patient safety. His research focuses on advancing health care quality and patient safety by improving the translation of evidence into practice. Applying a range of clinical research and health services research methods, Dave is developing approaches to evaluate health care delivery, assess barriers to best practices and improve health care delivery across organizations.

Please join me in congratulating Dave on his new role.

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