Andrew Resnick, MD, MBA, joined Brigham Health as senior vice president and chief quality and safety officer on Oct. 28. In this role, he will oversee the planning, administration and monitoring of all quality and safety management and regulatory requirements, as well as direct all quality improvement initiatives.
Additionally, he will coordinate the Brigham’s compliance with all regulatory, state, federal and Joint Commission requirements, and initiate the development of a comprehensive quality/performance improvement program in collaboration with hospital leadership, staff, clinical leaders and members of the Board of Trustees.
“After conducting a national search that yielded a deep and diverse slate of candidates, it was clear that Andrew’s devotion to quality, safety and exceptional patient care, combined with his extensive physician leadership experience and operational expertise, make him an excellent fit for this vitally important role,” said Ron M. Walls, MD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham Health.
Resnick’s most recent role was chief medical officer of Froedtert Hospital in Wisconsin, where he also served as associate dean of Clinical Affairs Adult Practice and associate professor of General Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In these roles, Resnick helped drive improvements in quality, efficiency, cost, access, staff engagement and patient experience across a 614-bed acute care hospital and multispecialty group comprising more than 1,300 physicians, 500 advanced practice providers and other practitioners.
Prior to that, he worked at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as chief quality officer. While there, he led the development of interprofessional, unit-based quality teams to empower frontline staff, as well as clinical and operational leaders, to improve patient care quality and safety at the local level.
He began his career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he oversaw many quality improvement activities across the organization.
Resnick graduated from Dartmouth College and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a master’s degree in business administration from UPenn’s Wharton School.
Resnick said his entry into the administrative side of medicine has been greatly informed by his experiences as a physician. As a surgical intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he quickly noticed many opportunities for improvement across the work he was doing each day. He joined a committee there that focused on making care delivery more efficient, igniting his interest in quality-related work.
“My top priority is making sure patients receive the best care possible,” Resnick said. “To accomplish this, I recognize it is critical to involve, and learn from, frontline staff when redesigning our systems and optimizing the quality and safety of care delivered to patients. I look forward to engaging with the diverse Brigham Health community to learn more about the opportunities for improvement and how we can work together to accomplish system-wide change.”