Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA, Chief Quality Officer, Pediatrician and Internist and Hospitalist, M Health Fairview, joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2005 to start and direct the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. The Division has grown substantially since 2005 and has become the largest service for admissions at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH). The program currently provides inpatient pediatric services at UMMCH, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, and Shriners. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Medical Officer for UMMCH from 2012-2019 with a focus on patient safety, quality, and patient experience. He is now the Chief Quality Officer for M Health Fairview and a staff attending on the General Pediatrics service at UMMCH and on the Internal Medicine service at UMMC.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Jacob went on to medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he graduated in 1994. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota in 1998. After completing residency, he helped to start the first combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics practice in the Twin Cities with five of his residency classmates and served as medical director of the clinic. Since coming to the University of MN as faculty, Dr. Jacob's main interests have included resident education, family centered care, quality improvement, and patient safety. He helped to lead an initiative at UMMCH that recently won the MN Hospital Association 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Leslie Jurecko, MD, MBA
, Chief Safety, Quality and Patient Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic, is responsible for the development and implementation of Cleveland Clinic’s Enterprise Quality, Safety and Patient Experience strategy. Dr. Jurecko is also a pediatric hospitalist with Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Previously, Dr. Jurecko served as Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Experience for Spectrum Health, a non-profit integrated health system with 15 hospitals.
Dr. Jurecko graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Dr. Jurecko also completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program and the Chief Quality Officer Program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and serves as core faculty for IHI.
In 2020, Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Jurecko one of the top 50 patient safety experts to know. She was also listed as an honoree for Crain’s Detroit Business 2020 Notable Women in Healthcare and was named an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Jurecko is frequently invited to speak at national conferences on reducing preventable patient suffering.
James Moses, MD, MPH
, Senior Vice President of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience, Spectrum Health, is responsible for integrating quality, safety and patient experience through collaborative leadership and targeted initiatives across Spectrum Health West Michigan.
Dr. Moses is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric hospitalist, who oversaw Boston Medical Center’s quality and patient safety, regulatory compliance, and infection control. Dr. Moses co-led Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Learning Environment Review initiative, which integrates residents and fellows into quality and patient safety priorities across the hospital. He also is an associate professor at Boston University School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his medical training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at both Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. After serving as a pediatric chief resident at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Moses received a Master of Public Health in biostatistics and epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. In 2008, he became pediatric director of quality and patient safety at Boston Medical Center, where he was named associate chief quality officer in 2013 and promoted to his current role in 2017.
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