McLeod Chief Innovation Officer Named to Exclusive National Council


Dr. Michael R. Rose, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for McLeod Health, has been named a member of the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society’s (HIPS) Council of 33. Members of the council have innovative impact on one of every five U.S. hospitals and one in three hospital admissions.

HIPS, the first-of-its-kind national nonprofit professional society for chief innovation and chief strategy executives, achieved its goal of forming a council of 33 members in 2018. The invitation-only society has innovation leaders from some of the nation’s largest and best known non-profit healthcare systems, including the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente.

“As we anticipated, healthcare leaders across the country have an incredible appetite for networking with like-minded leaders and want to collaborate with others outside of their hospital sphere to push the boundaries of healthcare transformation,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, Executive Director of HIPS. “The HIPS community, in reaching out across organizational boundaries, is a great example of the power of collaboration and a reminder that, while our hospital systems do compete in many ways, the shared goal is to improve our nation’s health.”

Dr. Rose is a member of the McLeod Health Board of Trustees and chairs the committee on Physician Alignment and Wellness. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer for McLeod Health, he is involved in scouting and standardizing market research methods for novel ideas and insights; strategic innovation; promoting open innovation; and introducing group tools and processes to encourage creative thinking.

Board certified in anesthesiology and internal medicine, Dr. Rose continues in clinical practice with a focus on the perioperative care of patients. He led a multi-disciplinary collaborative at McLeod to improve the perioperative care of surgical patients with the implementation of a Surgical Home care model, which introduced the public narrative leadership methodology to engage teams around core values, relationships and human factors.

Dr. Rose also served as Chairman of the Leadership Team for Safe Surgery South Carolina 2015, a joint effort by the South Carolina Hospital Association, Dr. Atul Gawande-Ariadne Labs and Harvard School of Public Health to implement the safe surgery checklist in every operating room statewide to reduce surgical and procedural complications and mortality rates. Additionally, Dr. Rose has served as a technical expert for the initiative on improving the safety of ambulatory surgery in the United States, a joint project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Hospital Association.

In 2013, Dr. Rose was named one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source for business and legal issues for health system leadership. Additionally, he received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Healthcare Executive Award in 2012. The Healthcare Executive Award is given to a South Carolina hospital executive or manager whose vision, guidance, and support have played a critical role in creating better, safer hospitals.