Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following an extensive national search, Rustin Morse, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective today.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Morse as part of Nationwide Children’s leadership team,” says Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide Children’s. “He will lead key operational areas in clinical care and medical education and guide the future of our incredibly successful quality and safety program, Zero Hero. He is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric quality and safety.”

Dr. Morse, who is also a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, currently serves on the national Clinical Steering Committee for Solutions for Patient Safety and the Quality and Safety Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital Association. He is a board-certified pediatric emergency room physician who has continued to practice emergency medicine throughout his career and has a successful track record leading and advancing quality and safety programs in pediatric health care.

Dr. Morse’s academic interests, national presentations and publications span a variety of topics including patient safety, patient satisfaction, quality measurement, improvement methodologies and variations in care and outcomes. He also has extensive management and operational experience including overseeing a pediatric specialty care hospital providing rehabilitative services such as neurology, pulmonary and feeding, along with a network of outpatient rehabilitation specialty centers.

He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Upstate Medical University. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He obtained a master’s degree in Medical Management from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

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Note to editor: Dr. Morse resides in Dublin, OH.

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