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Michael A. Posencheg, MD, Neonatologist and Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has interests in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety. He completed the Improvement Advisor (IA) and Graduate IA program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His team has made significant improvements in reducing unplanned extubations in ventilated infants, redesigning delivery room care and improving admission temperatures for infants with a birth weight <1250g, and reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the Intensive Care Nursery. Dr. Posencheg created a curriculum utilizing simulation technology to improve the teaching of neonatal resuscitation to pediatric residents. The results of this project and the delivery room redesign were published in Pediatrics. Dr. Posencheg is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Steinfield, MA, Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), currently serves as an improvement advisor for a variety of internal and external IHI projects. She has been with IHI since 1996 and teaches IHI courses on improvement methods. She will serve as faculty and as the Director of IHI's Improvement Advisor Program.