Experienced physician and health care professional Alison Hong, M.D., has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) as chief quality officer.
In this new role, Dr. Hong will lead integrated quality improvement efforts across SPHP, in areas such as patient safety, accreditation, clinical risk management, infection control, preventive care, chronic disease management, applied data analytics, and transparent reporting.
Dr. Hong joins SPHP from the Connecticut Hospital Association, where she served as senior director of quality and patient safety since 2008. In that role, she led national and statewide clinical initiatives for providers across the 140-member association, which includes 27 acute care hospitals and a continuing care network. Her work helped prevent more than 1,000 events of patient harm and readmission.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Hong completed independent consulting engagements for hospital associations in multiple states including Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Minnesota, as well for several independent hospitals. In addition, she held quality leadership positions in the Yale-New Haven and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital health systems.
Dr. Hong is a Fellow of the American Hospital Association/Health Research and Educational Trust and advisor for the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Quality and Patient Safety. In 2014, she was awarded the “Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award” from the American Hospital Association for launching a first-of-its kind statewide collaborative.
Originally from Staten Island in New York, Dr. Hong attended Long Island University and received her medical degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.