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Huizinga to lead VMG Quality and Patient Safety

May. 2, 2013, 8:53 AM

Mimi Huizinga, M.D., MPH

Mimi Huizinga, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created role of medical director for Vanderbilt Medical Group Adult Quality and Patient Safety, reporting to VMG Chief Medical Officer Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Mimi to this new role. We look forward to her contributions as VMG continues the vital work of advancing patient care quality and safety,” Sternberg said.

Huizinga will work with VMG leadership and clinicians to support outpatient clinical quality improvement, with special emphasis on ensuring that clinicians have the data and tools they need to achieve the best patient outcomes.

Huizinga is also the new assistant chair for quality in the Department of Medicine.

It is anticipated that Huizinga also will contribute to quality initiatives within the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

She was formerly assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins and vice president for quality with LifePoint Hospitals, headquartered in Brentwood. At LifePoint, Huizinga was responsible for quality of care oversight for all 54 of the company’s hospitals.

Huizinga earned her M.D. and her master’s in public health from Vanderbilt in 2003 and 2007, respectively. At Vanderbilt she also completed a residency and clinical fellowship in internal medicine. She is a 1998 graduate of Mississippi State University.

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