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Shippy Named Chief Quality Officer for Memorial Hermann



Shippy Named Chief Quality Officer for Memorial Hermann

HOUSTON (March26, 2014)

Memorial Hermann Health System has named Angela A. Shippy, M.D. as its new chief quality officer.

Dr. Angela ShippyBeginning this month, Dr. Shippy assumes oversight for clinical quality, safety, and high reliability across Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals, including three in the Texas Medical Center. In this role, she will work to advance Memorial Hermann’s uncompromising commitment to quality care, patient safety, and developing programs that further cultivate quality improvement.

“We demand the highest quality and safest health care for each patient who comes through the doors at Memorial Hermann,” said M. Michael Shabot, M.D., Memorial Hermann chief medical officer. “Uncommon understanding of the issues and a solid operational record made Angela the right person for this important role. The appointment also signals to our staff that quality and patient safety are core values in our system.”

Prior to Memorial Hermann, Dr. Shippy served as the chief medical officer for the Gulf Coast Division of Hospital Corporation of America. In that role, she was responsible for the oversight of clinical quality, physician relations, and patient relations for 10 hospitals in Houston, Corpus Christi, and South Texas. Her duties included improving evidence-based quality of care, professional practice, clinical performance, development of medical staff leadership, physician-related information technology initiatives, and business development.

Dr. Shippy began her career as a physician executive at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Promoted to the position of vice president of medical affairs, she was responsible for medical staff services, credentialing and privileging, peer review, graduate medical education, continuing medical education, and the hospitalist program.

With a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University, Dr. Shippy completed her medical degree and internal medicine training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she has practiced in a traditional internal medicine setting and as a hospitalist, earning the distinction of Fellow in Hospital Medicine.

“This position is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to a prestigious health system committed to quality and patient safety,” said Dr. Shippy. “Memorial Hermann has an established reputation for quality, safety, service, access, and value. It is an honor to be part of this energy and this remarkable group of health care professionals.”

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