BOSTON, MA—Press Ganey today announced the appointment of Rick Boothman, JD, as a partner in its growing Strategic Consulting Group. Boothman comes to Press Ganey with more than 40 years’ experience at the intersection of patient safety issues and healthcare organizations. He most recently was principal and founder of Michigan-based Boothman Consulting Group and will be responsible for developing strategic roadmaps that improve patient safety and clinical excellence at health systems across the nation.
Prior to Boothman Consulting Group, Boothman served as chief risk officer at the University of Michigan Health System, where he developed and refined The Michigan Model: Communication and Resolution Program (CRP) – an approach where clinicians confront causes of safety events and near-miss occurrences in a principled way and learn from them to prevent harm from happening again.
, advises legislators on state and national healthcare policy, and writes findings in prominent professional journals. He maintains a faculty position as assistant adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Medical School and is a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University.
Boothman holds his Doctor of Law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.