Dr. Andrew Thomas serves as the Wolfe Foundation Chief Clinical Officer for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is responsible for all patient care services and medical staff administration. As chief clinical officer, he collaborates with other medical center leaders on institution-wide initiatives related to clinical operations, population health, outreach, graduate medical education (GME), clinical practice transformation, quality, patient safety and patient experience with a focus on the alignment and integration of our hospitals, physicians and advanced practice providers.
Andrew Thomas, MD, MBA
Wolfe Foundation Chief Clinical Officer
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center
Health System Partnerships in the Nexus During Challenging Times: Practical Lessons That Keep Us Committed
Across the nation, health and higher education systems are under pressure from internal and external forces and demands - financially, politically, demographics, changing public perceptions, pressures from boards of directors, workforce under- and over- supply, and the demand for new business models. With senior leaders setting the organizational tone and culture at the top, where does that leave health teams in practice and the relevance of interprofessional education today? Are we viewed as cost centers living at the margins or contributors to solve today’s challenges? What are the new…