Dr. Patricia Henwood is the James D and Mary Jo Danella Chief Quality Officer for Jefferson Health and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She leads Jefferson’s nationally awarded OnPoint quality and safety program across the 18-hospital system. Dr. Henwood serves as the principal partner for Jefferson Health’s work with ECRI and Aramark’s EverSafe program and led the Jefferson COVID-19 safety response through the pandemic’s peak impact with the Omicron surge.
Since arriving at Jefferson in 2019, Dr. Henwood served as the Emergency Medicine Quality Officer for Jefferson Health, Director of Global Strategic Partnerships for Thomas Jefferson University, and principal investigator on $7 million funding. Dr. Henwood’s career has focused on a multidisciplinary approach to improving care quality and building more effective systems, with a focus on improving outcomes and reducing care disparities for vulnerable populations locally and globally.
Dr. Henwood recently received the 2021 Faegre Drinker Healthcare Hero Award at Jefferson’s Annual Gala in recognition of her work with leadership from the United States Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and State, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in leading Jefferson Health’s engagement in the development and execution a novel family-centered medical care delivery model on arrival for >25,000 Afghan evacuees as part of Operation Allies Welcome. This federal response was centered out of Philadelphia as the designated receiving port for the United States and leveraged Dr. Henwood’s prior leadership in civilian-military humanitarian response, mobile care delivery, and developing quality care programs in resource-constrained environments.
Dr. Henwood graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Government. She attended Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College before completing her medical training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals where she served as chief resident. Dr. Henwood completed fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound with a focus on global health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then served in leadership roles in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and then Brigham and Women’s/Harvard Medical School before joining Jefferson in 2019. Dr. Henwood has received numerous awards for her research and the impact of her work throughout her career. She has over 50 publications, multiple funded grants, and is a frequently invited grand rounds and keynote speaker at national and global conferences.