Pipeline Health System Appoints New Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Frank

Pipeline Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Frank, M.D., to the role of Chief Medical Officer for Pipeline Health System, effective Sept. 6, 2021.
Dr. Frank is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, health care executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience encompassing clinical practice, health plan management, hospital leadership, academic medicine and medical group leadership.  
He has deep experience in leading quality initiatives in multi-hospital systems. In his work at the Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank, Frank led projects that culminated in the hospital being named a 2011 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital.
Frank will work with physicians, nurses and other leaders across Pipeline hospitals to develop an effective and sustainable strategy for improving the quality of care Pipeline delivers. His plans include a focus on engaging physicians, empowering nurses, and implementing standardization in their metrics, best practices, response times and more. He will begin what he calls a “listening tour” this month, taking time to hear from a variety of individuals about the hospitals and opportunities to improve quality.
A graduate of Brandeis University with a B.S. in biology, biochemistry and general science, Frank earned his M.D. from Hahnemann University. He completed his adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowships at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Frank has dedicated much of his career to serving communities that are facing deep economic challenges. He advocates for connecting with people in the neighborhoods Pipeline hospitals serve, engaging faith-based organizations and community leaders in addressing local health care needs.
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About Pipeline Health
Pipeline Health System is a privately held, community hospital ownership and management company with a mission to deliver the quality and compassionate health care every community deserves. Based in Los Angeles, the company is comprised of seven hospitals located in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. For more information visit: www.pipelinehealth.us.
Source: Pipeline Health