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WellSpan Health appoints new Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

April 15, 2020


Michael Seim, M.D., senior vice president and chief quality officer

Michael Seim, M.D., senior vice president and chief quality officer

WellSpan Health has named Michael Seim, M.D. as senior vice president and chief quality officer for the health system.

Seim comes to WellSpan from Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, the flagship hospital of HealthPartners Health System in Minnesota where he served as the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer. He also served, simultaneously, as Interim Vice President of Quality and Safety for the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Park Nicollet Clinics.

"Michael will lead our quality program with an enhanced focus on identifying new ways to provide the highest quality care to every patient, every time," said Roxanna L. Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of WellSpan Health. "He recognizes the importance of cultivating a strong spirit of curiosity among our frontline team members, as their knowledge and experiences shape the quality and safety we provide."

During his time at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, 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.

As chief quality officer for WellSpan Health, he will oversee all aspects of quality across the system, including, but not limited to patient safety, clinical improvement and regulatory compliance.

"WellSpan's greatest strengths are our team members and the strong community relations we have across our region. The clinical care provided at WellSpan is exceptional," said Seim. "What sets WellSpan apart from other healthcare systems is that we live in the communities we serve. This allows us to work with community partners to innovate and create not only a care delivery plan but a plan for our community to improve the safety and wellbeing of our friends, family and neighbors."

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.