07/11/2006

Niti Armistead, M.D. Named VP of Quality and Patient Safety at WVU Hospitals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -  Niti Armistead, M.D. has been named to the new position of vice president of quality and patient safety at West Virginia University Hospitals. She began her new duties July 1.

“I believe the ultimate differentiating factor for WVU health care will be the clinical quality of the care we deliver,” said Bruce McClymonds, hospital president and CEO. “That was the basis for the decision to create this position and consolidate the hospital’s care management, risk management, patient advocacy, customer service and quality improvement efforts within the responsibilities of this position. Dr. Armistead will lead us to capitalize on those opportunities.”

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Armistead completed her residency, as well as a Chief Medical Resident year, at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She joined the faculty at WVU School of Medicine as a hospitalist in 1998. For the past four years she has also been the Medical Director for Case Management, and in July 2005 was elected by her peers to serve as vice chief of staff. She has won numerous awards including “Best Attending” for three consecutive years. Her special interests include Medical Education as well as Hospital Medicine. She has been a speaker at several national meetings covering topics related to compliance and quality.  

“WVU is leading the way in coming together and recognizing quality as an area that needs focus,” Dr. Armistead said. “I plan to bring a physician voice and multi-disciplinary approach in implementing a system that allows for collaboration. The main emphasis is to deliver to all our patients the most optimal care as guided by the best evidence.”

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-0676
bovinost@wvuh.com
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