Patient Safety Fellowships Awarded
||Dr. Brenda Natal
Four HHC doctors are among 20 Greater New York area physicians who have been selected as fellows in the prestigious Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, which supports the training and professional development of early- and mid-career physicians and nurses to help them lead quality improvement and patient safety efforts in their hospitals.
The 2012-2013 HHC fellows are:
- Douglas Hirshon, DO, R.Ph., a primary care provider and Director of Ambulatory Care at North Central Bronx Hospital.
- Brenda Natal, MD, MPH, RN, an emergency medicine physician at Kings County Hospital Center and the first Simulation Fellow at HHC’s Institute for Medical Simulation and Advanced Learning.
- Amit Singh Tibb, MD, Jacobi Medical Center.
- Ming Chih Tsai, MD, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bellevue Hospital Center.
A program of the United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Clinical Quality Fellowship is intended to create a lasting infrastructure supporting quality improvement in the greater New York area. Through an intensive 15-month training session, regional leaders in health care quality teach the fellows proven tools and techniques to improve the quality, efficiency, and safety of patient care within their hospitals. Participating fellows then bring their new knowledge, skills, and strategies back to their institutions, where they are prepared to take on leadership roles and act as agents of change.