James F. Brown, MD, FACEP, has been named assistant vice president for the Orlando Health South Central region and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) at Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. As a physician leader, Dr. Brown has extensive experience in clinical quality review and is committed to patient safety.
Dr. Brown has served as the department chair of emergency medicine and as the emergency department quality officer at Orlando Health – Health Central. He’s participated on several executive committees at the hospital including credentials, peer review and mortality. He will begin his new role as CQO effective October 1.
“Dr. Brown is the right person to ensure a culture of safety and teamwork inside our hospitals. His passion for continuous improvement, ability to solidify relationships, and relentless commitment to quality will allow us to build on our nationally recognized success,” said Philip Koovakada, senior vice president Orlando Health South Central region and president, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. “He’s proven himself as a valuable leader in his previous roles with Orlando Health and will continue to build upon that experience to ensure we remain the healthcare organization of first choice for the community and surrounding areas we serve.”
Dr. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. He’s currently a Master in Healthcare Management candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He’s a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Brown serves on the board of directors for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He’s also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.