Good Samaritan Hospital announced that Ronald L. Kaufman, MD, MBA has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective January 2, 2018. In this role, Dr. Kaufman will oversee patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, development and implementation of innovative clinical programs, and physician relations. As a member of the executive leadership, he will also assist with network development and serve as the liaison between hospital administration and the medical staff.
Dr. Kaufman most recently served as CMO for Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Western Region, overseeing clinical operations and quality initiatives at 22 hospitals in California and Tucson, Arizona. His professional background includes positions as Chief of Staff at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Associate Vice Dean at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
“With over 40 years of experience in medicine and administrative leadership, including several years as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kaufman is uniquely qualified to lead Good Samaritan Hospital’s clinical operations,” said Joe DeSchryver, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “He has a proven track record and reputation for working collaboratively with physicians and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of high quality, cost-effective healthcare services.”
Dr. Kaufman earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master of business administration from USC. He attended medical school at University of California, Irvine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at LAC/USC Medical School, where he was also a Clinical Research Fellow in immunology and rheumatic disease. Dr. Kaufman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and is a Certified Physician Executive and Certified Healthcare Executive.
“I am extremely excited to be joining such a dynamic organization,” said Dr. Kaufman. “Good Samaritan Hospital has a great tradition and bright future.”
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit, www.goodsamsanjose.com.