Dr. Margaret McGovern Named Associate Dean for Ambulatory Operations
Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD
STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 11, 2014 – Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, has been named Stony Brook Medicine’s inaugural Associate Dean for Ambulatory Operations, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, and Dean of the School of Medicine.
In this newly created position, Dr. McGovern will help establish and implement a strategic plan designed to expand and enhance the effectiveness of Stony Brook Medicine’s ambulatory, or outpatient practices, and coordinate the multiple caregivers so many patients require. She will oversee quality improvement and patient safety in these settings, and enhance the quality of patients’ experiences.
“Bringing our ambulatory care practices to the next level of excellence is our highest priority; not only will this initiative lead to better patient outcomes, but it will enhance our patients’ level of satisfaction and participation in their care,” said Dr. Kaushansky. “Dr. McGovern’s extensive management experience, and her knowledge of best clinical practices in the academic environment makes her enormously qualified to create and serve in this new role at Stony Brook Medicine.”
Dr. McGovern will work closely with School of Medicine department chairs to evaluate current departmental outpatient practices, including but not limited to assessment of clinical space, practice support and scheduling policies, and the development of real-time practice reports designed to help departments enhance both patient and physician satisfaction.
“The faculty practice at Stony Brook Medicine includes over 600 full-time faculty who are experts in their fields,” said Dr. McGovern. “In the new role articulated by Dr. Kaushansky, I will be working with an incredibly talented group of physician, nursing and administrative leaders to further enhance the outpatient environment and support the strategic growth of clinical services that will meet the …