100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Tejal Gandhi, 48
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation
- Compensation: $394,203 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 3
Long before being named CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation in 2013, Gandhi was already one of the nation's leading patient-safety experts and advocates. She has been instrumental in leading the organization through a three-year strategic plan that includes fostering more engagement between patients, families and providers on ways to improve patient safety. Some of the key issues that have been the focus of the NPSF's work include lowering diagnostic errors and reducing the threat of healthcare-associated infections. Previously, Gandhi served as executive director of quality and safety at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and chief quality and safety officer of the hospital's parent, Partners HealthCare System.