The expansion of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, directed by epidemiologist Jonathan Zenilman, M.D., will support and strengthen the community of clinicians, researchers and administrators there who are focused on the Armstrong Institute mission: eliminating preventable harm, improving patient outcomes and experiences, and reducing waste in health care.
The faculty, staff and residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview are already engaged in innovative patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. At the core of our work to improve patient safety and quality of care is the conviction that change must be driven and embraced by faculty and staff at the local level. We believe in tapping the expertise of those who know their institution, their department or their clinical area best, and then connecting them with resources to succeed.
The new Armstrong Institute location will help to unify and coordinate these efforts across clinical departments, nursing and hospital administration:
- Creating an innovation hub and incubator for quality and safety projects, and funding those projects via seed grants
- Further integrating the Johns Hopkins Bayview community with the resources and training opportunities of the Armstrong Institute
- Increasing the pace and flow of innovations from Johns Hopkins Bayview to flow to the Armstrong Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Working across settings and disciplines to redesign health care delivery processes, such as discharge
Chief, Division of Infection Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases-Johns Hopkins Bayview
Dr. Zenilman, who joined Johns Hopkins in 1989 and has worked at Johns Hopkins Bayview since 2003, has a long track record as a patient safety champion. Reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections, implementing antibiotic stewardship and developing interventions to reduce infections in burn patients are among the efforts he has spearheaded. His institutional knowledge and ability to work across disciplines make him an ideal leader for this effort.
Mathews, Simon C., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Mathews leads efforts in clinical innovation at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He is focused on transforming hospitals and health systems into highly reliable organizations that excel in delivering high quality care. He works closely on strategic initiatives at AI including the development of learning healthcare systems, expansion of governance structures for quality and safety, and collaborations with strategic partners including Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and Ernst & Young.
In addition, he works clinically in the Division of Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins where he is immersed in quality and safety efforts. He earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins. Prior to his medical training he also worked briefly in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics as a Jefferson Scholar.