Claire Raab, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Temple University Health System has been named to the 2021 class of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders as one of the Women to Watch. According to the magazine, “This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors women in leadership roles who are developing policy, leading change, and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country.”
“This is an amazing achievement and honors Dr. Raab’s tireless work to improve the quality and safety of our care,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “From streamlining processes to re-envisioning discharge procedures to helping create a patient-tracking system that has reduced our length of stay, readmissions rates, and infection and mortality rates while improving patient care, she has been a true dynamo and a vital force at Temple Health.”
Under Dr. Raab’s leadership, Temple University Hospital jumped from the 4th quartile of Vizient’s efficiency ranking to the 1st quartile in only nine months, an almost unheard-of move. Her many innovations and relentless dedication prepared Temple Health to take on the COVID-19 pandemic, as she led Temple’s COVID operations in Boyer Pavilion, with outstanding clinical results.
“We’re a better hospital because of Dr. Raab, plain and simple,” added Young. “We know it, and now the world knows it.”