Patricia Litkowski, MD, has been selected to serve as Physician Champion for Patient Experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The BJH Patient Experience team focuses on improving communication between physicians and their patients and also with each other. They strive to refine processes that will create a more compassionate, efficient, well-informed and coordinated patient care. In her new role, Dr. Litkowski will work with a multidisciplinary team to lead efforts centered on improving patient experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She will work closely with individual unit Medical Directors and the Vice Chair of Patient Safety and will serve as a member of the Operations Executive Counsel for the Department of Medicine.
“I am so excited to partner with nursing and hospital leadership to improve the experience our patients have while in the hospital. I hope to focus my efforts on improving communication within care teams to optimize patient experience.”Patricia Litkowski, MD