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David Rice , MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Quality Officer

David Rice Biography and Information

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As senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief quality officer of Baptist Health, Dr. David Rice responsible for oversight of clinical quality, patient safety and performance improvement, across a network of more than 200 points of care. This includes oversight of all quality and safety data submitted to external governing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Joint Commission. Prior to being named chief medical officer and chief quality officer, Dr. Rice led tremendous success the organization’s chief quality officer, providing strategic direction to advance quality and safety initiatives across inpatient and outpatient settings.

Under his leadership, all adult hospitals in the system attained Leapfrog Hospital Safety “A” grades and Wolfson Children’s Hospital was named as one of 10 Top Children’s Hospitals in the nation. The efforts he championed also increased Hospital Compare star ratings to “4 star” and “5 star” hospitals. Other notable health system recognitions include the “2017 100 Top Hospitals” and “2017 Everest Award” by Truven Health Analytics, “2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award” by Healthgrades and “Magnet Designation for Excellence in Patient Care.”

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Rice joined Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville as a hospitalist in 2001, and has served in successive leadership roles including medical director of utilization management and the founding chief medical officer of Baptist Physician Partners (BPP), a clinically integrated network of more than 900 local providers.

Dr. Rice has a medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and undergraduate degree from Florida State University. He completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and was also chief resident of Internal Medicine.