Health & Wellness
As a high-performing, fast-growing health system, Memorial Health works to ensure patients receive care that is safe, effective, and consistent. To that end, the organization today announced staffing changes that reflect a continual invigoration to the areas of quality, risk, and accreditation.
Memorial has named Jason Russell, DO, to the position of Medical Director for the areas of Quality & Risk, beginning July 1, 2019. In addition, Amy Stephens will be promoted to Assistant Vice President of Quality & Accreditation.
“Dr. Russell has proven himself to be an excellent clinician, a strong leader, and a caring physician during his tenure at Memorial and we are thrilled to announce his promotion to this leadership role,” comments Dr. Victor Trianfo, Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Health. “Memorial maintains a highly-concerted focus on clinical quality, and by creating this position and appointing Dr. Russell as our dedicated physician champion, it demonstrates our emphasis on these areas throughout the entire institution.”
Trianfo adds, “Having Amy in the lead as Assistant Vice President for Quality & Accreditation solidifies our attentiveness to meeting and exceeding regulations to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Amy will work in conjunction with Dr. Russell and our quality and risk team members to enhance and broaden Memorial’s emphasis on patient safety and positive clinical results.”
Currently, Russell serves as Chair of the Memorial Medical Staff Department of Medicine and works within the Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital. He completed medical school at Pikeville College/School of Osteopathic Medicine, an Emergency Medicine Residency at Doctors Hospital, and a Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Russell is certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Russell adds, “For nine years, my focus has been on providing care and leadership within emergency medicine environments. In treating patients in some of their most vulnerable times, I have come to appreciate the importance of patient safety in our daily routine. Although I will miss my fellow Emergency Department team members, I am eager to take the next step in my career and be a part of continuing Memorial’s climb to the finest option for care in the region.”
Since 2015, Stephens, who is a registered nurse, has served as Director of Quality & Case Management for Memorial. Her background includes receiving a Master in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University, an Associate of Science in Nursing from the James A. Rhodes State College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Findlay. In addition, in 2018, Stephens achieved endorsement as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
Stephens adds, “Our culture and dedication to quality of care is flourishing at Memorial – these team changes are a reflection of our revitalized focus on the patients who enter our health system and ensuring that no matter the location or the visit, we strengthen their confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment, and services at Memorial.”