Stephen E. Muething, M.D.

Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence; Vice President for Safety; Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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Stephen E. Muething, M.D.
Stephen E. Muething, M.D.
Stepping Up Pediatric Patient Safety
Thursday, November 3, 2016 • 8:45 AM–10:00 AM

Dr. Stephen Muething is co-director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Muething was recently awarded the Michael and Suzette Fisher Family Chair for Safety at Cincinnati Children’s. He leads the strategic goal of eliminating all serious harm for patients and employees. His improvement work and research focuses on high reliability culture, situation awareness and managing by prediction.

Dr. Muething is also the clinical director of the Children’s Hospital Solution for Patient Safety. This network of more than 90 children’s hospitals is collaborating to eliminate serious harm for all pediatric patients across the United States. He serves on multiple national pediatric safety groups and is a frequent consultant for regional, national and international safety initiatives. He spent the first decade of his clinical career building a pediatric practice and inpatient unit in rural Indiana. He then focused on inpatient systems at Cincinnati Children’s as a leader of the Hospital Medicine program and was at the forefront of multiple transformations in care delivery including family-centered rounds, systematic adoption of evidence-based practice and inpatient microsystems. Dr. Muething continues his clinical work serving as a safety officer at Cincinnati Children’s.