Center Welcomes Dr. Michael Handler as Medical Director

December 7, 2012    |   By: Calevir

Michael Handler, MD CPS Medical Director

A leading voice for patient safety will bring his expertise and insights to the Center for Patient Safety (CPS).

Michael Handler, MD, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, MO, is now serving as the Medical Director for the Center for Patient Safety. He has been serving as the chair of the Center Hospital Advisory Committee; now, in the capacity of Medical Director, Dr. Handler officially brings his expertise and advice to the Center’s initiatives and activities. Additionally, he will be a liaison between CPS and the physician community.

Dr. Handler said working as CPS Medical Director is natural extension of his clinical and administrative work in the area of patient safety.

“To me, there are few more important issues in healthcare today,” he said. “Saving lives and eliminating harm in healthcare settings must be a national priority. It adds up to better care and lower healthcare costs. I am excited to now work more closely with the Center to expand on and enhance its work with healthcare providers, professionals and the public.”

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