by Beth Hill
Steven Hartranft has joined City of Hope Cancer Center as vice president of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
Hartranft’s responsibilities include leading a comprehensive program dedicated to assuring the safety of patients at City of Hope and enhancing the quality of care they receive. He reports directly to City of Hope National Medical Center Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer James S. Miser, M.D.
Hartranft has spent 14 years in quality improvement, including serving as senior clinical quality improvement analyst at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. At
City of Hope, he will serve as a member of the Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee, the Medical Center Leadership Team and other groups as he leads patient safety and quality initiatives.
”We are pleased that Steven Hartranft has joined City of Hope,” said Miser. “His experience and demonstrated leadership will help to ensure that City of Hope will continue to enhance its already excellent level of care.”
In his position at City of Hope, Hartranft manages clinical quality improvement and risk management, patient advocacy, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations readiness, and clinical regulatory compliance.
Hartranft earned his master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. He is a member of the American Public Health Association.