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Published on February 10, 2015

GHS names AVP of patient safety, service excellence, physician services

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chris Rees has joined Georgetown Hospital System as associate vice president of patient safety, service excellence and physician services.

 Rees comes to the hospital system from the Medical University of South Carolina, where he held positions in quality, patient safety and performance improvement. Most recently, he served as director of quality systems and improvement.

 “Georgetown Hospital System is a dynamic organization with a strong leadership team that has set high expectations and understands the importance of teamwork in achieving success, particularly in the area of quality,” Rees said. “That practice aligns with my own experience and philosophy, and I look forward to working to expand that team approach throughout the hospital system.”

 A Kentucky native, Rees began his career in health care quality improvement at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has more than 13 years of experience in the field. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and health services administration from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Sophia, 12, and Sam, 9.


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