UCSF STANFORD HEALTH CARE: Moves Toward Greater Unification Of Hospitals
The merged University of California-San Francisco/Stanford University hospital system is moving to further unify its two research hospitals by filling two key positions, the San Francisco Business Journal reports. Dr. Bruce Reitz, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford Hospital, was appointed as the Cardiac Service Line director "to integrate cardiac patients' care at the two hospitals." Dr. Jeff Rideout, vice president and medical director for Blue Cross of California, will be vice president for quality analysis of the merged institutions. "We want to be an organization that is not only known for its quality but can demonstrate it," said Dr. Bruce Wintroub, chief medical officer for UCSF Stanford Health Care. The cardiac department is the first of eight centers UCSF Stanford hopes to "set up to integrate care within key sectors" (Bole, 6/22 issue). Click UCSF-Stanford to read past coverage of this Bay Area hospital merger.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.