IP View from the C-Suite
IP View from the C-Suite
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IP View from the C-Suite: Interview with President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

Infection Preventionists play a crucial role in our nation’s healthcare system, but don’t always have visibility into the the c-suite. This session provides insights from the President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General on how infection preventionists can help expand their sphere of influence and effectively communicate with their facility executives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how executives within healthcare facilities view infection preventionists
  • Identify key strategies that can be used to enhance communication and engagement with senior executives

Speaker: Brian Harte, MD, MHM

Brian Harte, MD, MHM, is president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, which includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, a employed physician practice group, and other resources including visiting nurse services; and Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region, which includes more than a dozen Cleveland Clinic healthcare facilities. He joined Akron General in September 2016 and previously served as president of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Prior to Hillcrest, Dr. Harte was president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Harte is a practicing hospitalist and the former chairman of the Department of Hospital Medicine and the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and was in private practice for five years prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Board Member of Leadership Akron and Akron Roundtable, and most recently chaired the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank Harvest for Hunger Campaign.

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