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Michael Fisher became president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in January 2010.
Fisher and his team are working to expand the impact of Cincinnati Children’s patient care, education and research activities. Cincinnati Children’s served patients from 47 countries and all 50 states in fiscal 2012, and established national and international partnerships, including a clinical affiliation with Niswonger Children ’s Hospital in Tennessee and a research partnership with Ben Gurion University in Israel.
One of the area’s largest and fastest growing employers, Cincinnati Children’s now has 13,000 employees, including staff from 97 countries. Fisher is championing robust programs in leadership development, diversity, and employee health and wellness.
Fisher is deeply committed to addressing issues of importance to the Greater Cincinnati area. Priorities embedded in the hospital’s strategic plan include assuring quality care for children insured through Medicaid, and reducing the area’s high rate of unintentional injury and infant mortality.
Fisher has sharpened Cincinnati Children’s focus on delivering value to all stakeholders. Over the last 18 months, Cincinnati Children’s drove out $41.5 million in costs by increasing efficiency and eliminating waste. These savings, in part, allowed the hospital to reduce prices for more than 250 common procedures, and provided resources for investment in the mission, including opening a new outpatient facility in Green Township, building a 15-story tower to expand space for patient-oriented research, and recruiting leading-edge talent.
Under Fisher's leadership, a renewed focus on philanthropic partnership is evolving. To increase support for Cincinnati Children’s, Fisher and his team are focusing on generating major gifts. These efforts have resulted in more 7-figure commitments in the last two years than in the previous 10 years. Fisher also introduced an employee giving campaign that raised $1 million in its first year, and he has begun efforts to establish a national fundraising board.
Fisher is increasingly seen as a leader and spokesperson for organizations of children’s hospitals. He chairs the Solutions for Patient Safety national network of 80 children’s hospitals, is 2013 board chair for the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, and serves on the national Children’s Hospital Association’s Medicaid Reform CEO Steering Committee and the Public Policy Committee.
Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati Children’s, Fisher was president and CEO of Premier Manufacturing Support Services, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and for five years served on the board of trustees of Cincinnati Children’s. He began his career as an associate director of athletics at Northwestern University.
Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Michael Fisher says, "I have been inspired by the vision, mission and culture of Cincinnati Children’s, and I see enormous potential for the hospital’s future.”
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