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Advocate Children's Hospital Names VP for Quality, Safety

Oak Lawn, Ill. – Larry Roy MD, who has been on the medical staff at Advocate Christ Medical Center since 1989, has been appointed vice president, quality and patient safety, for Advocate Children’s Hospital.

In this new role, he will be responsible for collaborating with clinical teams on clinical excellence, performance improvement and execution of quality and safety initiatives across the pediatric enterprise.  He will maintain and develop quality metrics to ensure that Advocate Children’s Hospital delivers the safest and best care for the pediatric population.

“As a respected leader and physician in the community, Dr. Roy has established a reputation for accomplishment and excellence in patient care and quality performance.  He will help move us to becoming a national pediatric top-decile-performing organization,” said Mike Farrell, president, Advocate Children’s Hospital.

Board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Roy has held a number of pediatric physician leadership roles, including chief of pediatric academics and medical management at the Advocate Children’s Hospital--Oak Lawn campus.  He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physician Executives and the Academic Pediatric Association.

He is well published and has led several national and regional pediatric initiatives on patient care quality and safety. He also serves on pediatric educational committees and is involved in clinical research programs.  Most notably, Dr. Roy is recipient of many awards and honors, among them Faculty Teacher of the Year in the department of pediatrics at the Advocate Children’s Hospital--Oak Lawn campus.

Dr. Roy earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit.

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About Advocate Children’s Hospital
As part of Advocate Health Care, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main campuses are located in the Chicago metropolitan region – Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest, with additional services accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state.  Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children.  Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care.  In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians have been cited as being among the “Top Doctors” regionally and nationally in their respective fields.  Advocate Children’s Hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists who offer a wide range of services for children.

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