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Imhoff Begins Work Leading HQI, CHPSO

CHPSO welcomes Robert Imhoff this month as the new President of the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI.) Imhoff will lead HQI and CHPSO.

Imhoff joins HQI after heading the Maryland Patient Safety Center for seven years. As President and CEO there, he successfully partnered with hospitals to lead multiple improvement efforts, including their perinatal/neonatal quality collaborative, sepsis mortality reduction, falls reduction, and one of the most rigorous hand hygiene compliance programs in the nation. He also led efforts to pilot both an emotional support program for health care providers called “Caring for the Caregiver” and a patient safety certification program for hospitals. In his role with the patient safety center, he also oversaw the Mid-Atlantic Patient Safety Organization.

Imhoff brings two decades of senior executive experience in health care, education and non-profit work. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from George Mason University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Imhoff’s first day in his new role was June 17.