Dr. Donald Casey has resigned as chief medical officer and vice president of quality, academic affairs and research at Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System.
According to an e-mail from Atlantic President and CEO Joseph Trunfio, Casey left "to pursue another opportunity" at NYU Langone Medical Center. A representative from NYU could not be reached for comment.
"Don's vision, leadership and commitment to improvement raised the bar for quality, clinical research and medical education at AHS," Trunfio said in the e-mail. "He will be missed."
Casey, who joined the three-hospital Atlantic system in 2005, was a chief critic of the National Quality Forum's endorsement of a quality measure targeting hospital readmissions as well NQF's endorsement process.