Dr. Bedri Yusuf has been named to the newly created position of Vice President and Chief Physician Executive for Gwinnett Medical Group, an affiliate of Gwinnett Medical Center.
Dr. Yusuf’s appointment to the new position continues GMC’s commitment to combining medical and management competencies at leadership levels throughout the health system. Dr. Yusuf has previously served as vice president of the GMC medical staff and as co-director of the hospital’s hospitalist program, which he joined in 2006.
“Dr. Yusuf embodies the perspectives and abilities we want to deploy at leadership levels throughout GMC,” said Phil Wolfe president and CEO of GMC. “He is a proven leader with a passion for improving every aspect of the way we deliver healthcare.”
Gwinnett Medical Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gwinnett Health System, Inc., and is made up of numerous medical practices, including family practitioners, pediatricians, OB/GYN practitioners, cardiovascular physicians, neurologists and others. In his new role with GMG, Dr. Yusuf will work with the group’s executive director, Steven A. Rubin, and will share responsibility for the group’s overall operations and performance.
Rubin said Dr. Yusuf will have primary responsibility for “quality, safety, standards of care, clinical resource utilization, provider behaviors, provider performance management, clinical transformation and provider alignment, among other duties.”
“Many of his responsibilities are based around clinical quality improvement and patient care efficiency as well as population health management initiatives, which impact the health outcomes of those patients who depend on GMG physicians for care,” Rubin added.
Dr. Yusuf earned his medical degree from Addis Ababa University in Gondor, Ethiopia. He has also graduated with an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts and had previously been awarded his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He plays a critical role in GMC’s ongoing patient safety improvement program and has served as chairman of GMC’s Medical Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee since 2013. He will also continue to serve as a hospitalist on a limited basis.