MoffattBruceSusan Executive Director, University Hospital
Professor, Surgery
Professor, Biomedical Informatics

Named executive director of University Hospital in 2017, Susan Moffatt-Bruce is also a tenured professor in Surgery, Molecular Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics and Biomedical Informatics. 

From 2011 to mid-2017, she was chief quality and patient safety officer at the Wexner Medical Center. In that role, she was responsible for the collection, reporting and analysis of quality and patient safety data for a 1,300-bed hospital system, comprising six hospitals and 1,100 integrated physicians. She led the implementation of safety checklists and Crew Resource Management across the entire medical system, and established standardized processes that significantly reduced the incidence of patient safety events.

She was associate dean of Clinical Affairs for Quality and Patient Safety from 2012 to 2017.

Dr. Moffatt-Bruce successfully leveraged a systemwide electronic medical record system to reduce harm events, which led the organization to success in the CMS Value-Based Purchasing program, to best performer rankings by Leapfrog and Healthgrades and to the UHC Quality Leadership Award four years in a row.

In 2015, she secured a four-year program project grant worth $4 million from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality to establish The Institute for the Design of Environments Aligned for Patient Safety (IDEA4PS). This grant is being used to identify and explore how feedback of information can be used to inform the development of robust practices that lead to improved patient safety.

Dr. Moffatt-Bruce is chair of the Wexner Medical Center’s Clinical Transformation Governance Committee that is directed to transform our care delivery model across the continuum, through the alignment of people, processes and technology.

A practicing thoracic surgeon and funded research scientist, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce earned her MBA and her MBOE from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Trained at Intermountain Healthcare and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She is chair of America’s Essential Hospitals’ Essential Hospitals Institute She serves the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Ethics Committee and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Evidence-Based Surgery, and represents the AATS at the American Hospital Association.

Dr. Moffatt-Bruce serves on the editorial boards of The Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety and is a reviewer for more than 20 journals.

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