• Our Strategic Initiatives

    We will catalyze unprecedented performance in outcomes, experience and value

    The James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence serves as the catalyst for Cincinnati Children’s efforts to achieve the unprecedented performance in outcomes, experience and value that the organization has made core to its mission. We work at the system level on strategic initiatives while also looking broadly across the organization to ensure that work within meso- and microsystems has maximum institutional impact.

    One of our key roles is to provide content, research and infrastructure expertise for strategic areas that are not only system-level priorities but which also serve as hubs for accelerating organizational transformation.


    Safety: We will use high reliability principles to be the safest hospital in the world

    Capacity management.

    Capacity Management: We will deliver ideal care using operations research principles

    Chronic and complex diseases.

    Chronic Diseases: We will push the boundaries of knowledge to create better outcomes

    Community and population health.

    Community / Population Health: We will work to make local children the healthiest in the nation

  • Video: ‘An Improvement Journey’

  • Doctors and nurses in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s explain how they use improvement science to provide better patient care.
  • Viewpoint: Change From the Inside Out

    Leaders from within health care should now more firmly take the lead in health care reform so that changes actually lead to improvement for patients and families. Read JAMA article.