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Patient safety, IT leader moves to Brockville

Dr David GoldsteinKINGSTON, Ont. – Dr. David Goldstein (pictured), a Kingston General Hospital anesthesiologist with extensive credentials in patient safety and acute-pain studies will soon join the Brockville General Hospital as Chief of Medical Staff.

He will take over in Brockville on May 15. “We will look for Dr. Goldstein to lead physicians in finding new ways to deliver the best quality of care in our community,” said BGH board chairman Charlotte Patterson.

Patterson said a selection process that started last summer identified likely candidates, and Dr. Goldstein was selected after two interviews as is the usual routine. “No doubt his credentials and interest in quality patient care came to the forefront during the process. He is our choice,” she said.

Patterson said the chief of medical staff charts the course for safe, quality patient care, leads physicians on the clinical side and reports to senior administration.

Goldstein studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and took post-graduate studies in anesthesiology at Dalhousie and Queen’s universities.

He has further training in community health education at Dalhousie, trauma anesthesiology at the University of Maryland and in human factors and system safety in Lund University, Sweden.

Goldstein also has a special interest in acute pain, trauma resuscitation, information technology, change management and patient safety and corporate culture.

He replaces acting chief of medical staff Dr. Robert Beveridge, who served full time in that position from Feb. 1, 2007, to April 2013 and returned to the post last summer when Dr. Stephen McMurray stepped aside due to illness.

Patterson said the board is grateful for Dr. Beveridge’s commmitment to the hospital and for taking on the acting role until a full-time chief of staff could be hired.

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