Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator and critical care physician, and the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named the 2019 William B. Graham Prize recipient. Many thanks to AUPHA’s 2019 Selection Committee for their participation in this process.
Dr. Pronovost’ s scientific work, leveraging the use of checklists to reduce central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections, has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 2008. He is also a prolific researcher, entrepreneur and global thought leader. Dr. Pronovost has published over 800 papers throughout his career.
Dr. Pronovost will receive the Prize on June 12, 2019, at the AUPHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.