Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

The UVA Hospitalist group continually strives to improve the delivery of healthcare to our patients, the education of our learners, and the satisfaction of our jobs with work that falls under the umbrella of patient safety and quality improvement.

Hospitalists serve as medical directors for the four General Medicine units in the UVA Medical Center hospital. Our medical directors partner with nurse managers to oversee quality, safety, and operations on each unit. They lead communication with physicians on the units regarding quality and safety priorities and standards, perform root cause analysis on quality and safety events, collaborate in longitudinal improvement efforts on many fronts, and report to the Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) for Acute Care and other senior medical center leadership.

In addition to formal leadership roles, our hospitalists are integrally involved in many QI/PS initiatives that align with program, department, service line, and/or institutional priorities. Learn more about our work below.