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Contact:  Patty Charvat, 978.273.7764
William Minogue, M.D. Retirement Announcement

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009

To the Members of the Maryland Patient Safety Center Board:

Over the last six years it has been a tremendous privilege for me to serve as the steward of the vitally important Maryland Patient Safety Center.  It has been rewarding to help guide it from a concept to a thriving Center of activity and energy committed to improving patient care.  However, the time has come for me to announce my plans to retire.  I plan to leave next March, following the Sixth Annual Patient Safety Center Conference, and I wanted to make you aware so that you can begin the succession process.  

I thank Cal Pierson and Maulik Joshi and the leadership of the Maryland Hospital Association and Delmarva for their foresight in recognizing the tremendous appetite and commitment to patient safety that Maryland’s health care providers have.  It’s been a pleasure to have the opportunity to guide the Center in its work to harness that energy and to tackle this challenge. 

I can’t think of a more rewarding way to cap my career than to be a part of the important work of the Maryland Patient Safety Center.  As a physician, an academic, and a hospital administrator it has given me great pleasure to spend these last several years working to make health care safer for our patients. 

And, as you know, the Center continues its important work to reduce patient falls, decrease infant mortality, limit the spread of MRSA, continue the ongoing education to reduce process errors, and to press for grant support to assure the Center’s continued growth are all priorities over the next several months. 

I plan to remain actively engaged in these activities to assure the Center doesn’t miss a beat.  I will be pleased to work with you in whatever capacity you require as you begin the important process of choosing the Center’s next executive director. 


William Minogue, M.D.

About the Maryland Patient Safety Center
The Maryland Patient Safety Center, jointly supported by the Maryland Hospital Association and the Delmarva Foundation, brings together hospitals and healthcare providers to improve patient safety and health care quality for all Marylanders.  The goal of the Patient Safety Center is to make Maryland's health care the safest in the nation by focusing on the systems of care, reducing the occurrence of adverse events, and improving the culture of patient safety at Maryland health care facilities.  For further information, visit