Memorial Hermann Health System appoints Dr. Phillip Chang as senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer
“While the events of the past several years have both challenged and reshaped every aspect of the healthcare industry, Memorial Hermann remains committed to ensuring timely, accurate, safe, and effective treatments for our patients and community,” said Dr. Jamie McCarthy, EVP, Senior Doctor at the Hermann Memorial. “Dr. Chang will help us continue to fulfill this commitment by leveraging his clinical expertise and years of leadership experience to drive our culture of high reliability.”
dr Trained as a trauma and general surgeon, Chang devoted many years to running operating rooms as operating room director, vice chair of surgery for operations and department head of trauma and acute surgery when he retired in 2016 from the operating room and into a system chief medical officer -Role at UK HealthCare on University of Kentucky.
“Memorial Hermann’s vision of creating healthier communities aligns so closely with my personal passion for addressing the most pressing health issues both within our hospital and clinic walls and outside of the community,” said Dr. Chang. “My hope is to use my knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients while addressing the health issues affecting our neighbors around the world Greater Houston.”
dr Chang earned his medical degree Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Master of Business Administration from Gatton College Economics in Lexington, Ky. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
dr Chang is a member of the Vicient Quality and Accountability Steering Committee and the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) Group Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In 2019 and 2020, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized him as one of “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know.”
SOURCE Memorial Hermann Health System