Dr. Steve Berkowitz is stepping down as chief medical officer of Austin, Texas-based St. David's HealthCare. Berkowitz has been with St. David's for nearly 13 years and has held the CMO post for a decade. He will leave his current position on May 18 to launch his own consulting business, SMB Consulting, according to an e-mailed statement from a hospital spokeswoman.
Berkowitz to step down as St. David's CMO
During his tenure at St. David's, Berkowitz has led a range of clinical improvement initiatives, including efforts to reduce mortality and enhance performance on CMS core quality measures, according to the statement.
Berkowitz's new company will provide hospitals with education and consulting services to help them manage upcoming changes in healthcare delivery and payment.
A national search for Berkowitz's successor is under way.
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