My name is Dr. Rick McClead, Medical Director of Quality Improvement Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Through Children’s on Quality, I take an in-depth look at the quality issues affecting pediatric health care across the country, speaking one-on-one with those on the front lines of patient care, as well as those behind-the-scenes who contribute to overall quality and safety. My podcasts feature one-on-one interviews with physicians, surgeons, medical leadership and medical staff, discussing everything from eliminating preventable harm in our health care system to providing better-quality meals to patients and their families.

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Richard McClead, MD, MHA

Rick McClead, MD, MHARichard E. McClead Jr., MD, MHA, is a member of the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor and Vice Chairman for Quality in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McClead’s scholarly interests focus on neonatal and hospital-wide performance improvement and perinatal outreach education. In 1997, Dr. McClead received a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. His interest in health care administration has led to an active role in quality improvement initiatives at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and his current role as the Medical Director for Quality Improvement Service. He also serves as Medical Director for the special care nursery at Mount Carmel East Hospital.