Toby Cosgrove, MD, is former CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic. Serving from 2004 through 2017, he led the $8 billion organisation to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked the #2 hospital in America (US News). He currently serves as Executive Advisor, working with Cleveland Clinic leadership on strategies for national and international growth.
The QI Connect WebEx series was established in 2014 at the request of clinicians working with us, who asked for an opportunity to learn from international leaders in the field of improvement and innovation. Using WebEx allows speakers to facilitate from their own desk, and clinicians to link in and learn from wherever they are.
There have had some truly amazing speakers to date, including; Don Berwick, Marshall Ganz, Professor Bob Wachter, Maureen Bisognano, Gary Kaplan… the list goes on!
Due to the calibre of our speakers, interest in the series has grown on a global scale, with over 470 organisations across 48 countries now linking in. Amazingly, from a small test of change at one university in Glasgow, we now have 43 universities linking in (from Dundee to Harvard!) bringing students together in classrooms to listen, learn and share.