TriHealth Names New System Chief Quality Officer

January 4, 2016

Kevin Joseph MD

TriHealth has announced following a rigorous national search and selection process, Kevin Joseph, MD has been appointed to the new position of System Chief Quality Officer, effective January 16, 2017. Dr. Joseph will have a dual reporting relationship to the COO and CMO, and will assume system-wide responsibility for management, coordination and integration of all quality, clinical performance improvement and patient safety functions across our full continuum of acute, ambulatory and post-acute services.

"Following a rigorous national search, Dr. Joseph, a Cincinnati resident for nearly 15 years, emerged as the unanimous choice to become our first system Chief Quality Officer," said Mark C. Clement, TriHealth President & CEO.  "He brings the right combination of patient-centered clinical excellence, collaborative leadership and proven success in leading change that will complement our team and accelerate our system-level clinical improvement and integration work.”

A practicing emergency medicine physician, Dr. Joseph comes to TriHealth from UC Health, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Inpatient Services. Prior to this role, Dr. Joseph was President and CEO of UC Health’s West Chester Hospital, as well as Medical Director of the hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins, completed medical school at Vanderbilt and served his residency in Emergency Medicine at UC Health.

“I am excited to join TriHealth during this time of unprecedented industry transformation aimed at improving health and delivering higher value patient care,” said Dr. Joseph. “TriHealth is a known innovator and highly respected health system throughout the Greater Cincinnati region – and is nationally recognized for excellence in quality, patient safety and the coordination and integration of care. I am honored to serve in this vital new system role and look forward to contributing to the important work ahead to position TriHealth as an industry model for delivering exceptional care experiences and improving the lives of all those we serve.”

Dr. Joseph is a nationally acclaimed physician executive who brings to TriHealth a highly collaborative leadership style and an extraordinary track record of success in creating high quality, efficient healthcare delivery with a focus on safety and exceptional service. He is a servant leader with a passionate commitment to supporting team member and physician engagement and development, and has a demonstrated ability to strengthen community relationships while growing market share.

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