Spectrum Health Appoints David Dull, MD, as Vice President of Quality

David L. Dull, MD, has been appointed vice president of quality for Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.

Dull will lead the strategic planning and coordination of tactical implementation of the clinical quality and safety initiatives of Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. He will assume his new role on July 14.

In this newly-created position, Dull will supervise clinical safety and risk reduction, accreditation, clinical process improvement, medication safety, professional physician performance management and the implementation of evidence-based medicine approaches.

Dull is presently president of the medical staff and medical director of perioperative services at Butterworth Hospital. After receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dull was a resident in internal medicine and anesthesiology, as well as a fellow in pediatric anesthesia, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He began his career at Spectrum Health in 1990 as staff anesthesiologist at Blodgett Hospital. He currently holds an appointment as clinical assistant professor, department of surgery, at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and 560,000-member health plan, Priority Health.  Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest-quality care to those in medical need.  The organization provided $98.6 million in community benefit during its 2007 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned nearly 70 national awards during the past 10 years.