Dr. Chris DeRienzo appointed senior vice president, chief physician of AHA

Chris DeRienzo, MD, was named senior vice president and chief physician executive of the American Hospital Association. 

Dr. DeRienzo has held leadership including system chief medical officer and senior vice president of quality at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., chief medical officer and advisory board member of analytics company Prealize and chief quality officer for Mission Health in Asheville, N.C., according to a Dec. 21 news release from the organization. 

"[Dr. DeRienzo] brings a deep practical knowledge of healthcare services, as well as a strong record leading efforts on care transformation and quality and continuous improvement to this vital work," Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association president and CEO, said in the release. 

In his new role, Dr, DeRienzo will develop strategies to improve health outcomes, lead the group's physician leadership plans and serve as a spokesperson on clinical issues, according to the release.


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