Dr. William Brien takes on chief quality, medical officer role at University Hospitals — 5 notes

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Cleveland-based University Hospitals appointed William W. Brien, MD, chief quality and medical officer, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.

Here are five notes:


1. In his new position, Dr. Brien will oversee "high-reliability medicine, quality and safety, patient advocacy, physician relations and utilization and case management," according to Crain's Cleveland Business.


2. Dr. Brien previously practiced at Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, serving as senior vice president of medical operations and chief clinical officer.


3. With 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Brien also practiced at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


4. Dr. Brien's leadership experience extends beyond healthcare; he was the mayor of Beverly Hills, Calif., from 2012 to 2013.


5. He completed his adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.


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