Board of Directors
Blair L. Sadler
Senior Fellow at Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Blair L. Sadler is a senior fellow with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego Schools of Medicine and Management. As president and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, Sadler received the Ernest A. Codman Award for work in developing clinical pathways. As a board member of the Center for Health Design, he has been heavily involved in developing the business case for building better hospitals through evidence-based design. He was a founder of the center's pebble program, which disseminates pioneering work on evidence-based design. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of building safe hospitals through evidence-based design and the hospital trustee’s role in patient safety and quality. He is an active participant in the IHI Fellows Alumni Program, lead author of the IHI white paper on evidence-based environmental design, and co-author of the book “Transforming the Healthcare Experience Through the Arts.”
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