Dr. Stephen Muething is the chief quality officer and the 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 awarded the Michael and Suzette Fisher Family Chair for Safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He now focuses on the strategic goals of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to improve all aspects of care including safety, outcomes, experience and affordability. His improvement work and research focuses on high reliability culture, situation awareness, managing by prediction and lean leadership.
Dr. Muething was one of the founders of the Children’s Hospital Solution for Patient Safety (SPS) and now serves as the strategic advisor. This network of more than 125 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada is collaborating to eliminate serious for both patients and staff. He serves on multiple national pediatric safety groups and is a frequent consultant for regional, national and international safety and quality initiatives. He has lectured in more than a dozen countries.
Improved coordination of care in the primary care office; hospitalist care; electronic medical record; immunization registry; health care improvement; family education via the media
Serious harm reduction; high reliability organization theory; organizational culture and leadership; evidence-based care; learning health systems
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Quality Improvement, General and Community Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine