New Medical CQO Will Lead ORMC’s Commitment to High-Quality Care
Orlando, FL. (July 18, 2018) – Orlando Health has named George Ralls, MD, as the new medical chief quality officer for Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) effective Aug. 1. In this position, Dr. Ralls will serve as the chief influencer to lead and implement strategic plans for quality improvement, regulatory compliance, and the medical aspects of patient care. Dr. Ralls will provide direction and support to ORMC medical staff and leadership to achieve quality and performance goals.
Dr. Ralls started his medical career as a firefighter-paramedic with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. He later earned a medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then completed emergency medicine residency training at ORMC, serving as chief resident during his senior year. He then went on to complete a physician fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and is certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
In coordination with Orlando Health’s Graduate Medical Education team, Dr. Ralls instituted Florida’s first EMS physician fellowship in 2007. He has held a number of leadership positions with Orange County Government, including EMS medical director, health services director and most recently director of health and public safety. Since 1998, he has dedicated his time to the people of Orlando and will continue serving the community with Orlando Health.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who serve more than 112,000 inpatients, more than 2.4 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.