Board of Directors

Blair L. Sadler

Job Title
Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

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Bio
Blair L. Sadler is senior fellow for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a faculty member at the University of California-San Diego Schools of Medicine and Management. Under his leadership as former president and CEO, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego received the Ernest A. Codman Award for its work in developing clinical pathways. Sadler was a board member of the Center for Health Design, has been heavily involved in developing the business case for building better hospitals through evidence-based design, and was a founder of the Center's Pebble program that disseminates pioneering work on evidence-based design. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of building optimally safe hospitals through evidence-based design and the hospital trustee role in patient safety and quality. He is faculty for the IHI program on effective crisis management, an active participant in the IHI Fellows Alumni Program, and lead author of the IHI white paper on evidence-based environmental design. He is co-author of the book Transforming the Healthcare Experience Through the Arts.

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