Chief Quality and Value Officer
Carol L. Barsky, MD, was named Chief Quality and Value Officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) on April 19, 2021. In this role, Dr. Barsky is responsible for providing system-wide leadership and strategic oversight for all D-HH quality, safety, patient experience, and value activities and opportunities. She works closely with other D-HH Chief Officers to develop policies, programs, metrics, reporting, and accountability to implement improvement in regard to safety, quality assurance, and operational excellence.
Dr. Barsky comes to D-HH with extensive experience in leading quality and value in health care. She was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for Hackensack-Meridian Health in Edison, NJ, and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine. Prior to joining Hackensack-Meridian, Dr. Barsky was the Medical Director for Clinical Performance and Associate Chief, Patient Safety and Quality at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. She has also served as Chair of Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan in New York, and as Director of Clinical Operations and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, also in New York. Her other academic appointments include Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Yale Medical School; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical School; and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York.
Dr. Barsky earned a medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Albert Einstein in New York. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University School of Management. She is a member of multiple professional societies and is Board-Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Barsky is recognized as a leader in her field and is a recipient of numerous professional awards, such as the Leadership Award from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Dr. Barsky was named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer who has numerous published works.