Daneshmand Promoted to Lead Quality and Safety at Lee Health

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Jan. 25, 2018) --- K. Alex Daneshmand, D.O., MBA, has been promoted to Lee Health’s Vice President for Quality and Safety. In his new role, Dr. Daneshmand is responsible for quality and safety across Lee Health, including hospital accreditation, certifications, national hospital grading, conformance auditing, risk assessments, and failure mode and effects analysis to improve various processes throughout the health system. He will also continue his duties as the system’s patient safety officer in improving Lee Health’s safety infrastructure reporting system, and quality and performance improvement approach.

Prior to this promotion, Dr. Daneshmand served as the Acute Care Medical Officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital, where he provided leadership to improve quality and safety in collaboration with physicians and staff. Over the past two years, the children’s hospital has achieved outstanding clinical outcomes and has been recognized for its quality and safety excellence by the Leapfrog Group as one of the Top Children’s Hospitals in the United States.

Dr. Daneshmand joined Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2007 as a physician in the pediatric intensive care unit. During his tenure with the hospital, he also served as founder and medical director of the pediatric procedural sedation center, on the oversight system medical staff quality services committee and as chairman of the pediatric medical staff quality committee. Dr. Daneshmand assumed the role of medical director of quality and safety at Golisano Children’s Hospital in August 2015.

Prior to joining Golisano Children’s Hospital, Dr. Daneshmand served as director of pediatric intensive care quality utilization, co-medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care assistant professor at UF Health at Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

Dr. Daneshmand earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He completed a pediatric residency at Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital in East Lansing, Mich., as well as a pediatric intensive care fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Daneshmand also earned his Master of Business Administration at Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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