Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
Dr. Seim was appointed to his current role in April 2020. As Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Seim is responsible for quality across the system, including Quality Management and Clinical Improvement, LEAN Management Systems, Infection Prevention and Control, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Clinical Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance.
Dr. Seim joined WellSpan from Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, the flagship hospital of HealthPartners Health System in Minnesota, a $7.5 billion integrated delivery and financing system, where he has served as the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer since 2017. He also served, simultaneously, as Interim Vice President of Quality and Safety for the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Park Nicollet Clinics. Prior to his appointment as CMO, Dr. Seim served as Medical Director of the Emergency Physicians PA and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital from 2009 to 2017.
During his time as CMO at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Dr. Seim served as chair of HealthPartners systemwide committee for quality performance and led a movement toward a more results-oriented culture. He has extensive training in both lean leadership practices as well as patient safety through the Intermountain Health collaborative and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His efforts included working across HealthPartners to coordinate with the system’s seven hospitals and its many outpatient clinics on quality measure performance, continuity of care and readmissions programs. In 2018, the hospital earned a Quest Citation of Merit from the American Hospital Association for quality programs, reducing the number of hospital-acquired infections and advancing a high-reliability organization.
Dr. Seim has also been actively involved in supporting diversity and inclusion efforts in the workforce, and in health equity quality measurement through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Pursuing Equity initiative. As a result of these efforts, Park Nicollet Health Services reduced health disparities in mammogram and colorectal screening rates by 50 percent.
Dr. Seim earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Texas A&M’s Health Science Center medical school. He completed an internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at East Carolina University/Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C. He is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, an Intermountain ATM Accredited Quality Improvement and Safety Officer, and has an Advanced LEAN Certification.