THORNTON, CO, October 18, 2017 – HCA/HealthONE’s North Suburban Medical Center announced that Philip F. Stahel, MD, FACS has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Stahel will be a key member in North Suburban’s Senior Executive team, with responsibility for defining and implementing the strategic vision of the organization. He will provide medical oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of quality healthcare services at North Suburban. In this role, he will be responsible for strengthening and growing relationships with medical staff and community partners throughout north Denver to continually aid North Suburban in its commitment to the care and improvement of human life.
Dt. Stahel comes to North Suburban with a wealth of experience, serving as an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Denver Health and as Professor of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in patient safety initiatives, including in his role as regional chair for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and in his extensive research, teaching and writing on the topic of patient safety.
In addition, Dr. Stahel has dedicated his career to the improvement of patient safety in the hospital environment, publishing numerous books and articles on the topic, lecturing around the world, and acting as the editor for the internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal, “Patient Safety in Surgery.” In 2015 he wrote a book entitled “Blood, Sweat & Tears: Becoming a Better Surgeon” and just this summer received the “Ernest E. Moore MD Award” for his outstanding contribution to the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center and for his commitment to the care of the traumatically injured.
Mary M. White, Interim President and CEO at North Suburban Medical Center, shared, “We are fortunate to have Dr. Stahel joining the North Suburban team. His commitment to quality, patient safety and the patient experience as well as his extensive medical background greatly complement our organization’s priorities and commitments.”
To learn more about North Suburban, please visit NorthSuburban.com.
HCA / HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center is a 157-bed licensed hospital with two adjoining medical office buildings and 550 physicians on staff. North Suburban leads the north Denver area in Core Measure quality ratings and is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission each of the last five years. Located in Thornton, CO, the hospital offers cardiovascular services, critical care and emergency medical services; orthopedic services; neurology; surgical services; MRI, mammography and other diagnostic imaging services; The Birth Center for maternity care, the Center for Weight Loss Surgery, and the Center for Sleep Disorders. North Suburban Medical Center is a part of the HCA-HealthONE LLC System of Excellence.