Molecular Imaging News
March 15, 2005
JCAHO Welcomes Peter B. Angood, MD, as Vice President and Chief Patient Safety Officer
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Peter B. Angood, MD, FCCM, has joined the ranks of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as vice-president and chief patient safety officer. The Joint Commission, which is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, announced his employment effective February 28, 2005. Dr. Angood is currently the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
"We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angood, as vice president and chief patient safety officer at the Joint Commission. In this role, he will work with critical resource groups within the corporation to integrate the Joint Commission and the Joint Commission Resources (JCR) patient safety efforts and initiatives, as well as begin to create a database of patient safety solutions for healthcare," said Dennis S. O'Leary, MD, Joint Commission president. "Dr. Angood's role will also include oversight of the Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Database, guidance in the issuance of Sentinel Event Alerts, and leadership of the Sentinel Event Advisory Group's work in annually formulating the National Patient Safety Goals.
David J. Martin, SCCM CEO/EVP, indicated that Dr. Angood will continue in his role as the 2005 President of SCCM. "This new position at the Joint Commission offers Dr. Angood the opportunity to further pursue his commitment to improving the overall safety, reliability, and quality of health care services. Dr. Angood has assured the Society that both he and the Joint Commission leadership are committed to supporting his SCCM presidential responsibilities during his term of office. His new position complements his work at SCCM, and all of us wish Dr. Angood well in this new and exciting endeavor."
"Working in this position is obviously an honor and a privilege," said Dr. Angood. "The Joint Commission and JCR are clearly committed to improving the quality, safety and efficiencies of healthcare on a national and international basis. It is an exciting time for the Joint Commission and JCR. It is going to be a wonderful opportunity to participate in the initiatives from these organizations."
Dr. Angood originally pursued an academic surgical career in Critical Care Medicine and Trauma, Acute General Surgery. A native from the Canadian healthcare system, Dr. Angood initially practiced in Montreal after his training was completed at McGill University in 1988 but he was then recruited to the University of Pennsylvania. He has subsequently held surgery faculty and hospital administrative positions at Yale University, Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as professor of surgery, anesthesia, and emergency Medicine.
Dr. Angood is experienced in patient care, healthcare administration, medical research, and education. He has also participated in a variety of administrative and consultative functions on several organizational Boards of Directors and on many professional organization initiatives. Dr. Angood is strategically networked nationally and internationally within the healthcare industry and is recognized as a forward-thinking, creative surgeon-physician with interests and skills that allow him to be a successful administrative and business leader. Dr. Angood has only the strongest commitment to resource efficient patient care, cutting-edge teaching and education programs, as well as ongoing involvement with academic and administrative pursuits that are oriented to improving the delivery of care for patients in an advanced technology environment. Dr. Angood has contributed numerous publications, scientific abstracts and national or international presentations on a variety of healthcare topics. Dr. Angood has also received several awards for his efforts and initiatives in healthcare.