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Ron Wyatt

Ron joined MCIC Vermont in 2020 as Vice President and Patient Safety Officer. He is nationally recognized in the United States as an expert in patient safety, and several times has been named by Becker’s as one of the “Top 50 Patient Safety Experts” in the U.S. Ron currently serves as co-chair of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Equity Advisory Group. He presents nationally and internationally on leadership, safety culture, safety event analysis, human factors in health care, patient experience, and health equity. He is also a member of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) committee and serves on several boards, including the IHI Certified Professional in Patient Safety and the Society to Prevent Diagnostic Error. He is a credentialed course instructor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Ron was the first Patient Safety Officer at the Joint Commission. In that role, he contributed to National Patient Safety Goals and Sentinel Event Alerts as well as developed the “Quick Safety” publication. In 2010, Ron was appointed Director of the Patient Safety Analysis Center in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), now the Defense Health Agency. Most recently, he was Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Cook County Health, one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. Ron is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine and holds an executive master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He was a 2009-2010 Merck Fellow at IHI.  

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