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Children’s National Announces Rahul Shah, MD, as Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer

September 15, 2014

Washington, DC – Rahul K. Shah, MD, MBA, has been named Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Health System.

In this  new role, Dr. Shah will lead the system-wide coordination of Children’s quality and safety program focusing on patient safety, quality improvement, accreditation/licensure, patient care polices and outcomes.  In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team including medical, nursing and operations staff, he will also lead strategic initiatives to develop new, standardized care models advancing patient processes and systems of care.

“Given his academic achievements, experience and skills, Dr. Shah is uniquely qualified for this vitally important endeavor of advancing quality and improving patient care outcomes,” commented David Wessel, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Children’s.  

An internationally recognized pediatric surgeon, instructor and author, Dr. Rahul is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care, President of the Medical Staff, and Medical Director of Peri-operative Services at Children’s National.

Dr. Shah received his doctorate from Boston University and MBA from the George Washington University.

Contact: Tony Raker or Emily Hartman at 202-476-4500.

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About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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