In February 2021, Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH, was named Chief Quality Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), a fitting responsibility for this much-respected and sought-after infectious disease specialist and hospital epidemiologist at the forefront of COVID-19 policy development and educational efforts for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) and across our region.
Dr. Calderwood understands the ins and outs of a healthcare organization and the needed skills that a multidisciplinary team brings to address complex problems like the pandemic. “We had to quickly understand the science around COVID-19 as it evolved, how to keep our staff safe while also ensuring a safe healthcare environment for all seeking care. That involved putting our collective expertise together and working together as a team across D-HH,” says Dr. Calderwood.
With the pandemic lingering, Dr. Calderwood’s focus on creating an environment where multidisciplinary teams work together to learn and improve becomes even more essential. “We want to ensure that DHMC is ready to address the next challenge and continue to deliver the world-class care that our patients, their families and our community expect.”