Tulane Health System has named Scott Strickland its new patient safety director, where he will be responsible for promoting best practices and a culture of safety throughout the health system’s campuses and clinics to ensure safe, high-quality patient care.

Strickland has an extensive background in quality, risk and patient safety spanning more than 20 years. In his most recent role with Tulane Health System, he served as a risk manager, utilizing his specialized knowledge to improve processes related to patient safety.   

Strickland was recognized last month as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety by the National Patient Safety Foundation. He earned this credential by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application.

“Scott brings years of valuable experience to his position,” said Tulane Health System President and CEO Dr. William Lunn. “Tulane Health System strives to provide the safest and highest-quality healthcare for its patients, just as we strive to create the safest possible environment for our staff and physicians. Having a seasoned expert like Scott will elevate our exemplary environment of care to new heights.”

Strickland holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, a master’s of science in emergency and disaster management and a graduate certification in homeland security, all from Trident University International in Cypress, California.