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Silvia Munoz-Price | Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Silvia Munoz-Price | Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

We are pleased to announce the completion of our search for the Chief Quality and Safety Officer for the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price has been named to fill this important position and will assume this new role in December of 2021.

A nationally recognized expert of infectious diseases, she currently serves as the enterprise epidemiologist at Froedtert Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Munoz-Price oversees Infection Control and Prevention across four acute care hospitals and more than 30 clinics. In addition to her current role, Dr. Munoz-Price serves on her health system’s Quality Collaborative Oversight Committee which analyzes data and quality outcomes for inpatient and ambulatory settings. The committee is in charge of establishing the annual goals for the enterprise, including quality stretch goals focused on mortality, sepsis, readmissions and infections. She also worked on population health initiatives representing Froedtert Health in an Integrated Health Network accountable healthcare organization including pay-for-performance, sepsis risk scoring, and Froedtert’s employee insurance. After her arrival, Froedtert achieved a top-five ranking from Vizient in part by decreasing infection rates, including C. difficile infections. Before joining Froedtert Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she was medical director of the Department of Infection Control and Prevention at Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Munoz-Price graduated medical school from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She did her residency training in Internal Medicine, where she also served as chief resident at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She subsequently completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. She is double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and she is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Health Care Management at Johns Hopkins. Additionally, she is certified as a Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt by the University of Michigan. An accomplished academician, Dr. Munoz-Price’s bibliography includes more than 115 peer reviewed papers, editorials and book chapters, including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. She is also the incoming treasurer for the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America and serves as the associate editor for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

IM Partners Pat Hastie and Jamie Sands led this search with Randi Alberry.