William Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc, FAAP
Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Carl Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
William Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc, FAAP, serves as the Carl Weihl Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of General & Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. He leads a diverse, talented, multidisciplinary team who share a passion and commitment to transform primary care delivery and improve population health through exceptional clinical programs, high-impact clinical and translational research, innovative educational programs, and effective academic and community partnerships.
Beverly Brozanski, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
Vice President of Pediatric Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for
BJC HealthCare and St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Beverly Brozanski, MD, is a Professor in the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine and also holds appointments as the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Pediatrics and the Vice President of Pediatric Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for BJC HealthCare and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). In her combined roles, Bev and her associates in the BJC HealthCare Center for Clinical Excellence, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics work to develop system-wide efforts in Quality Improvement and standards of care within and across disciplines as well as Pediatric initiatives throughout BJC and SLCH systems.
Bev came to WUSM and SLCH from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she served as Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the NICU at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was an Institute of Healthcare Improvement advisor (IA) and Co-Leader of the Continuous Initiatives for Quality Improvement for and Chief Quality Officer of the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). Bev is also a member of the board and executive committee of this organization of now 47-member Children’s Hospitals dedicated to capturing data elements, practices, and outcomes for this unique population of infants cared for in Level 4 NICUs. In her IA role for CHNC, Bev organized several national and international neonatal quality improvement projects to reduce CLABSIs, improve post-operative handoffs, reduce post-operative hypothermia, erase postoperative pain and work toward zero harm in the perioperative period. These collaboratives included structured education in QI learning and team engagement directed to local center participants. Bev has also presented national workshops on the NICU handoff process.
Over the past 2 years in St Louis, Bev has motivated interdisciplinary teams with data driven processes to pursue both zero preventable harm as well as local unit and division patient-focused quality outcomes. She has facilitated collaborations within the BJC Health System to support both Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding practices for infants and their families. During the current Behavioral Health and SLCH capacity crisis, Bev is serving as a physician leader to support interdisciplinary work streams to employ data analytics to test and promote real-time data-informed decisions for both patients and members of the healthcare team.
Bev has mentored multiple residents, fellows, junior faculty, nurses, and allied health professionals in process improvement projects. Her students have won both local and national awards. Bev’s success in process improvement is related to her ability to engage multi-disciplinary teams and frontline care providers. Her clinical care and compassionate leadership style has earned her multiple awards and helped establish her as a leader in her field.