We are pleased to announce two major changes in physician leadership within UNC Children’s.
Dr. Benny Joyner has been named the Chief Quality Officer for UNC Children’s and Vice-Chair of Quality and Safety within the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Joyner is Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine, and has served as the Vice-Chair of Inpatient Care and has been a critical leader for inpatient operations for the last 3 years. Dr. Joyner has helped lead a number of quality and safety improvements throughout UNC Children’s including introduction of the new Children’s Safety Committee, restructuring of the Cardiac ICU, implementation of COVID-19 clinical pathways, and restructuring of the quality program itself. In his new role, Dr. Joyner, in collaboration with a healthcare system dyad partner, will lead the Children’s Improvement Council, set strategic quality and safety priorities, integrate Children’s quality within the medical center, and supervise external quality reporting and registries. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Joyner.
In addition, Dr. Lindsay Chase has been named as the new Medical Director of Inpatient Services for UNC Children’s. Dr. Chase is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of the Hospital Pediatrics Division, and a physician advisor within the medical center utilization management department. She is deeply involved with furthering hospital pediatrics nationally including serving as the Editor of the first Hospital Pediatrics board certification examination. As a dyad partner with Tracy Frisbee, the new Director of UNC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Chase will work to set strategic priorities, align resources and optimize hospital operations. Thank you to Dr. Benny Joyner who previously served in this role and congratulations to Dr. Chase.