William L. Annable, MD, Named Interim Chief Medical Officer

November 28, 2016

To:      University Hospitals Physicians and Employees

From:  Jeffrey H. Peters, MD
            Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals

Date:   November 28, 2016


William L. Annable, MD, William L. Annable, MDhas been named interim Chief Medical Officer for University Hospitals. Bill also continues to serve as Chief Quality Officer and Director of the UH Institute for Health Care Quality & Innovation. His combined leadership role creates new opportunities for enhancing synergies between our clinical staff and business units.

Bill is an exceptional leader who has been instrumental in shaping the Quality Institute and achieving unprecedented success. UH Cleveland Medical Center was awarded the 2012 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize as the nation’s top hospital for leadership and innovation in quality improvement and patient safety.

A practicing ophthalmologist at UH for more than 35 years, Bill is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

UH patients benefit when we successfully integrate and leverage our resources in the evolving health care environment. We look forward to Bill’s guidance as we continue our focus on delivering the highest-quality care and extraordinary patient experiences.

Please join me in congratulating Bill on his expanded role.

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