DALLAS – Kenneth Rothfield, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Medical City Dallas effective August 14, 2017.
Dr. Rothfield has served as System Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Quality Officer and Patient Safety Officer at St. Vincent’s Healthcare, Ascension Health in Jacksonville, Florida since 2014. Under his leadership, hospital-acquired infections decreased by 50 percent and readmissions dropped by 20 percent.
“Dr. Rothfield brings prior success fostering a culture of patient safety and provides a wealth of experience in clinical care leadership,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas. “He has consistently led teams who ensure outstanding quality of care for patients.”
He previously served as chairman of the department of anesthesiology at St. Agnes Hospital, Ascension Health in Baltimore, Maryland for six years where he received the Health Care Heroes Award from The Baltimore Daily Record in 2011.
Dr. Rothfield earned a Master of Business Administration in Medical Services Management and a Graduate Certificate in Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University, an MD from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard.