Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, based in Memphis, named Jerry Maliot, M.D., as its chief quality officer in order to help support their quality initiative. Maliot, who previously served as chief medical officer, will now oversee clinical informatics and case management. Maliot will also partner with Gail Thurmond, M.D., senior vice president for clinical effectiveness, and Mary Lou Guinle, senior vice president for patient safety and quality, to help propel Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to the top tier in healthcare quality. A comprehensive search for a replacement will be conducted immediately. Maliot, 53, has extensive experience collaborating with physicians in a variety of settings. Maliot spent 11 years in a private practice in Boston, and served six years at Lahey Clinic, where he assumed administrative responsibilities that culminated in his appointment as medical director. He also served as the medical director of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network prior to joining Methodist in 2005. Peggy Troy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, is convinced that Maliot will make an immediate difference. “With the added resource of a very experienced chief quality officer, I’m confident we will further enhance our patients’ experience while achieving the best possible clinical outcomes.”
Maliot, Jerry, M.D.
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