UW Medicine names chief health system officer

Dr. Brian Goldstein comes from University of North Carolina Health Care System

By Steve Butler  |  HSNewsBeat  |  Updated 10:45 AM, 09.09.2016

Posted in: Healthcare

  • Dr. Brian P. Goldstein is the new Chief Health System Officer for UW Medicine. Clare McLean

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 also will oversee the operations of Airlift Northwest and other key senior management positions at UW Medicine. 

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