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Quality Improvement in Healthcare: Providers Have to Do It

“Quality improvement is something healthcare providers have to do,” says Dr. Sandy Fogel, surgical quality officer at Carilion Clinic. He’s been a practicing surgeon for nearly 40 years, but Dr. Fogel’s enthusiasm for quality improvement makes it sound like he is just getting started.

After completing a variety of projects that have transformed the clinic’s surgical experience, Fogel is a committed advocate for healthcare quality improvement—publishing papers and speaking about quality to healthcare organizations, all while continuing to work on projects at Carilion and practicing surgery himself.

Learn more about Dr. Fogel’s experiences with quality improvement in health care by reading this Q&A.

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