Huntington Hospital has announced that Dr. Ranjit S. Hundal will join the hospital’s executive management team as senior vice president, chief clinical officer on Jan. 11.
Hundal will leverage his significant experience to enhance quality, safety and growth that further Huntington’s tradition of clinical excellence, hospital officials said. He is expected to build on the hospital’s strong clinical engine to improve processes, clinical operations and services while utilizing evidence-based medicine to enhance quality outcomes for patients.
Hundal will work in concert with the hospital’s medical staff to champion Huntington’s Just Culture as he oversees and enhances peer review, bylaws and credentialing systems. He will also lead Huntington’s renowned graduate medical education program, which trains future generations of physicians in Huntington’s brand of care.
As chief clinical officer, Hundal will also oversee the community-based physician group associated with the hospital, Huntington Health Physicians, and lead its continued expansion while enhancing value-based care programs.
“I’m so pleased to welcome Dr. Hundal to the Huntington Enterprise and its executive management team,” said Dr. Lori J. Morgan, president and CEO of Huntington Hospital. “Dr. Hundal’s extensive clinical leadership and vision will advance quality and safety, build upon our strong medical staff culture and enhance clinical growth to further our tradition of clinical excellence.”
Hundal joins Huntington from Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, where he served as chief medical executive. In that role, he oversaw quality, safety, risk management, regulatory affairs and institutional research for the regional health services organization as well as group and individual physician contracting
Over the past decade, Hundal has earned market eminence as a physician executive and a thought leader in clinical strategy, quality improvement and physician alignment. He currently works under the tutelage of a Baldrige National Quality Award recipient and has mastered the skill of building and sustaining high-performing teams that deliver top-decile outcomes. Hundal reset the culture to “Zero Harm” and led Mills-Peninsula to five consecutive Leapfrog Grade A’s with reduction in Hospital Acquired Conditions as well as the Silver Eureka Award from California Awards for Performance Excellence.
An experienced clinician with more than 20 years of health-care experience, Hundal has firsthand experience working in a nationally integrated health-care system, having trained and practiced in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. His lengthy career encompasses practice in many specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, urology, emergency medicine, cardiology and gastroenterology.
Hundal received his medical training at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, University of London and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, where he was named resident of the year as well as chief resident in internal medicine. He holds an master’s degree in health care leadership from Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee and is a certified physician executive from the American College of Physician Executives.