Cardiologist Dr. Hitinder Gurm earns state award for quality, patient safety

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association has named cardiologist Hitinder Gurm, MD, of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the winner of its MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award.

The award honors those who exhibit leadership in quality improvement and patient safety, and whose contributions to the field extend beyond their own hospital or health system.

Dr. Gurm, this year's honoree, serves as the associate chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based health system. As such, he oversees inpatient services in the U-M Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

He was nominated for the Keystone award for his role as director of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Cardiovascular Consortium–Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Collaborative Quality Initiative, which has helped reduce key complications, including dye-induced kidney injury, vascular access complications, unnecessary blood transfusion and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.



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