Dr. Troy SybertDr. Troy Sybert from Wellmont Selected to Be Member of Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality

Dr. Troy Sybert, Wellmont Health System's chief quality officer, has been selected by the Tennessee Hospital Association to be a member of the Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality.

The American Hospital Association launched the symposium in the spring as a forum for performance improvement leaders and caregivers to share best practices. The national organization said symposium members can access cutting-edge research and education, professional development and a robust peer-to-peer learning network so they can provide safe, high-quality patient care.

One of the main events Dr. Sybert will attend is the Quality & Safety Roadmap meeting in San Diego later this month. Dr. Sybert will participate in professional development sessions focused on engaging patients and families to enhance patient safety.

"It's quite an honor to be chosen to participate in the symposium and the roadmap, as it reflects positively on Wellmont's efforts to keep quality front and center," Dr. Sybert said. "To collaborate with so many other professionals across the country who are committed to excellence will be a wonderful opportunity, and the information I learn will serve not just myself but benefit our efforts at Wellmont as well."

Dr. Sybert joined Wellmont in 2010 as chief medical information officer and was promoted in 2012 to chief quality officer. He has been a leader in a number of projects, including electronic medical records implementation. He was a key player in the health system's conversion to the Epic platform, which has empowered physicians and other medical professionals to have access to a patient's history of care at Wellmont facilities.

As chief quality officer, Dr. Sybert has an active role in improving the patient experience by advancing strategic clinical activities.

"We're thrilled Dr. Sybert has been invited to join this prestigious national forum because he has performed marvelously in driving our health system's quality initiatives," said Tracey Moffatt, Wellmont's chief operating officer. "Wellmont will gain tremendous insights from his interaction with fellow symposium members, but they will also learn from his extensive knowledge and innovative thinking and the superior care our health system delivers."

Dr. Sybert earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and received a master's degree in public health from the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Galveston. Board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine, he completed a fellowship in hospital medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

A medical doctor, he is a member of the American Society for Quality, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives.