University of Michigan’s Amy Cohn identified as top Chief Transformation Officer

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (CHEPS) Faculty Director Amy Cohn is one of 49 chief transformation officers to know in 2023.

Becker’s explains that “Chief transformation officers inspire, model and implement lasting change at their organizations. Armed with problem-solving and leadership skills, these executives set the goals and tone for each transformation initiative.”

Having applied such skills to enact great operational change during that uncertain first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Cohn was appointed as CTO of Michigan Medicine in 2021. She has since expanded the scope of her CTO projects to tackle challenges like provider burnout, resident mental health, emergency room capacity, and access to prenatal care.

Professor Cohn’s CTO appointment fully utilizes her operations expertise and passion for healthcare improvement, and when combined with her roles as Faculty Director of CHEPS and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan (U-M), her positive impact on healthcare is marked.

Congratulations on this recognition, Professor Cohn!

— Written by Hannah Buck, CHEPS Staff