SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Brian P. Goldstein has been named chief health system officer for UW Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Washington. He is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Goldstein will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the clinical entities of UW Medicine and will begin his new position in November 2016. He will report to Dr. Paul Ramsey, chief executive officer, UW Medicine, and executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington.
"Dr. Goldstein is a proven leader who has dedicated his career to improving the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare services," said Ramsey. "He is known for his collaborative approach to improving clinical operations through partnerships with physicians, nurses and other members of the care team. In addition, his expertise in both medicine and business makes him uniquely qualified to lead UW Medicine's hospitals and clinics at a time when we are transforming care to deliver the highest quality and highest value throughout our system."
At the UNC Hospitals, a 901-bed public academic medical center, Goldstein led strategic planning initiatives, facility expansion projects, and process improvements in care quality and patient safety. During his tenure, UNC was named to the Forbes list of America's Best Employers, increased employee and patient satisfaction scores, and twice received recognition from the University HealthSystem Consortium as the top academic medical center for patient-centered care.
"I am very pleased to be joining UW Medicine and to help lead an organization that is known around the world for advancing research, teaching and patient care," Goldstein said. "Building on this history of achievement, I see a great opportunity to work collaboratively with UW Medicine's leaders, faculty and staff to impact the future of healthcare and contribute to the mission of improving the health of the public."
Goldstein received an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. From 2000 to 2010, he held progressively responsible positions at UNC including associate chair for clinical operations in the Department of Medicine; medical director for ambulatory care; and chief of staff, UNC Hospitals, executive associate dean for clinical affairs, UNC School of Medicine. He has led the UNC Health Care System in his current positions since 2010.
UW Medicine's clinical enterprise includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, 12 UW Neighborhood Clinics and UW Physicians, the physician practice plan. Goldstein will also oversee the operations of Airlift Northwest and other key senior management positions at UW Medicine.
About UW Medicine
UW Medicine is one of the top-rated academic medical systems in the world. With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine educates the next generation of physicians and scientists, leads one of the world's largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provides outstanding care to patients from across the globe. UW Medicine's four hospitals – Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and Valley Medical Center – admit more than 64,000 patients each year. A network of hospital-based and outpatient clinics, including 12 UW Neighborhood Clinics, provides care for more than 1.3 million patients each year.
The UW School of Medicine, part of the UW Medicine system, leads the internationally recognized, community-based WWAMI Program, serving the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The UW School of Medicine has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in primary-care training for more than 20 years by U.S. News & World Report, and it is ranked by the magazine as the top public institution recipient of biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and second among all public and private institutions for NIH funding. School of Medicine faculty receive more than $1 billion per year in research funding.
UW Medicine has 26,000 employees and an annual budget of nearly $5 billion. Also part of the UW Medicine system are Airlift Northwest and the UW Physicians practice group, the largest physician practice plan in the region. UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's, and also shares in the ownership of Children's University Medical Group with Seattle Children's.
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