Health Systems Implementation Initiative


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As of March 2, 2023

In March 2023, PCORI announced the 42 health systems selected to participate in HSII. HSII Participants collectively represent 800 hospitals serving 79 million patients across 41 states and the District of Columbia.

They include academic medical centers, community-based systems, integrated healthcare delivery and finance systems, safety net health systems, faith-based systems, public healthcare delivery systems, and a medical center within the Veterans Health Administration.

View a list of health system participants in HSII, along with their project lead(s).

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  • Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Advocate Aurora Health

  • Amy Margeson, MBA, BSN, System Vice President, Quality, ISO & Regulatory
  • Debra O'Connor, MD, DO, Vice President of Quality and Clinical Effectiveness

Ascension Health

  • Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer
  • Lynn Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, Senior Director of Evidence-Based Practice & Implementation Science

Atrium Health

  • Kevin High, MD, MS, President, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
  • Jennifer Sullivan, MD, MPH, Enterprise Senior Vice President Strategic Operations

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Evan Orenstein, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Srikant Iyer, MD, Chief Quality Officer

Cincinnati Hospital Children's Medical Center

  • Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
  • Stephen Muething, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer and Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Cleveland Clinic

  • Anita Misra-Hebert, MD, MPH, Director, Healthcare Delivery and Implementation Science Center
  • Beri Ridgeway, MD, Chief of Staff

CommonSpirit Health

  • Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, Physician Enterprise

Corewell Health

  • Tricia Baird, MD, MBA, Vice President, Care Coordination
  • David Chesla, MHA, Senior Director, Research and Development


Duke University Health System

  • Richard Shannon, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer and Medical Officer

Geisinger Clinic

  • Keith Boell, DO, Chief Quality Officer, Population Initiatives

Harris Health System

  • Chethan Bachireddy, MD, MPH, Chief Health Officer


  • Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
  • Craig Norquist, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer

Inova Health System

  • Maureen Sintich, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
  • Chalapathy (Chapy) Venkatesan, MD, MS, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Intermountain Health

  • Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Executive Director, Healthcare Delivery Institute

Iowa City VA Health Care System

  • Bradley Dixon, MD, Chief of Specialty Medicine

Jefferson Health

  • Baligh Yehia, MD, President
  • Patricia Henwood, MD, Chief Clinical Officer and James D. and Mary Jo Danella Chief Quality Officer

Kaiser Permanente Southern California

  • Nancy Gin, MD, Regional Medical Director, Quality & Clinical Analysis


MedStar Health

  • Stephen Evans, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Mercy Health

  • John Mohart, MD, President, Mercy Communities and Chief Clinical Officer
  • Ursula Wright, MSN/MBA, FNP-BC, Chief Clinical Excellence Officer and Vice President of Care Transitions

Montefiore Health System

  • Andrew Racine, MD, PhD, Senior System Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Michael Rinke, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Northwell Health

  • Karina Davidson, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research and Director, Institute of Health System Science
  • Jill Kalman, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Deputy Physician-In-Chief

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

  • Cynthia Barnard, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Quality

OSF Healthcare System

  • Melinda Cooling, DNP, MBA, APRN, Senior Vice President, Advanced Practice and Chief Clinician Executive OSF OnCall

Phoenix Children's Hospital

  • Stewart Goldman, MD, Senior Vice President of Research
  • Vinay Vaidya, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer

Saint Luke's Health System

  • Shana Horseman, MSN, BSN, Program Director, Saint Luke's Care
  • William Gilbirds, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Saint Luke's Care

San Francisco Health Network

  • Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Interim Chief Medical Officer
  • Delphine Tuot, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Specialty Care & Diagnostics; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Stanford Medicine

  • Grace Lee, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Stanford Medicine Children's Health
  • Paul Maggio, MD, MBA, Chief Quality Officer, Stanford Medicine Health Care


Temple University Health System

  • Claire Raab, MD, BS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Temple Faculty Practice Plan
  • Amy Goldberg, MD, Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Alexander Fiks, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
  • Louis M. Bell, MD, Associate Chair of Clinical Activities

The Nebraska Medical Center

  • Tammy Winterboer, PharmD, Vice President, Quality, Experience, and Effectiveness
  • Micah Beachy, DO, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

The Queen's Medical Center

  • Todd Allen, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
  • Todd Seto, MD, Director of Academic Affairs and Research

The University of Chicago Medicine

  • Stephen Weber, MD, MS, Executive Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer

The University of Missouri Health Care System

  • Stevan Whitt, MD, Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Quality Officer
  • Shanon Fucik, MBA, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer

University Hospitals Health System

  • Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer
  • Marlene Miller MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

University of California San Francisco Health

  • Rafael Gonzales, MD, MS, Chief Innovation Officer

University of Florida Health System

  • David Nelson, MD, President


  • Diane Holder, MSW, Executive Vice President, UPMC; President UPMC Insurance Services Division, and President & Chief Executive Officer UPMC Health Plan
  • Robert Edwards, MD, Senior Vice President, UPMC; Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Community and Ambulatory Services Division; and Chair and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services

UW Health (University of Wisconsin)

  • Robin Lankton, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Population Health
  • Kirsten Rindfleisch, MD, Senior Medical Director, Primary Care

Valleywise Health

  • Michael White, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer
  • William Riley, PhD, Director of Quality Improvement and Research and Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Sunil Kripalani, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Director, Center for Health Services Research
  • Jennifer M. Slayton, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety, and Risk Prevention

WellSpan Health

  • Michael Seim, MD, BS, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Posted: March 2, 2023; Updated: April 4, 2024

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