To better align BWH’s patient safety, risk management and quality programs with BWHC’s strategic priorities, BWH Risk Management and Clinical Compliance are transitioning to BWH Quality and Safety, under the leadership of Allen Kachalia, MD, JD, chief quality officer and vice president for Quality and Safety.

Transitioning to Quality and Safety will be Susan Wante, MS, RN, director of Risk Management, and Kelly Doorley, MS, RN, director of Clinical Compliance, who will both report to Kachalia.

Through this alignment, the work of Risk Management and Clinical Compliance will be integrated into a structure that allows for both areas, along with patient safety, quality and performance improvement, to be addressed in a more efficient and coordinated fashion.

“The many successful efforts we have initiated across the continuum of care will only be improved by establishing a closer working relationship between our risk and compliance leaders and staff and our quality and safety team,” Kachalia said.

Added Stan Ashley, MD, chief medical officer: “The coming together of these areas will also help to enhance efficiencies and create an optimal structure that can build upon a culture of safety and collaboration that can permeate throughout the organization.”