Vice President of Patient Safety, Dartmouth Health
Chris Hubble, MD, joined Dartmouth Health as Vice President for Patient Safety in April, 2021. In his role, Hubble is responsible for developing Dartmouth Health’s workplace and patient safety operating model among administrative, nursing and medical staff leaders through education and the analysis of harm events. He guides process improvement efforts and establishes state-of-the-art cause analysis to optimize learning from safety events, builds accountability and monitors progress for continued improvement. Hubble collaborates closely with risk management and the Dartmouth Health legal teams on event reporting, apparent and root cause analyses, disclosure and oversight of risk reduction strategies to reduce harm. Previously, Hubble served as the manager of transformational services at Healthcare Performance Improvement (HPI), a Division of Press Ganey Associates, LLC. As a healthcare safety and high-reliability expert, he has worked to improve the safety and reliability culture of more than 50 healthcare organizations in the United States and Canada, including both large and small systems, inpatient units, outpatient clinics and academic environments. Before joining HPI, he was a pediatric critical care physician at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and the improvement director for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. In that role, he served as chair of the PICU Mortality and Morbidity meeting and a project leader for multiple Children’s Mercy Hospital HAI projects including participation in OCHSPS at the Ohio Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety. In addition, Hubble co-founded and co-directed the Children’s Mercy Hospital’s palliative care program. Hubble is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.