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Thomas Priselac, MD

Cedars-Sinai Health System

An advocate for improving quality and access in healthcare, Thomas M. Priselac has developed strategic and operational innovations to foster high-quality, safe and efficient care for patients. Under his leadership, Cedars-Sinai has earned an international reputation for quality care, community service, research and education while evolving from a community hospital to a major health system that continues to expand to better serve patients. Priselac, who holds the Warschaw Law Chair in Healthcare Leadership at Cedars-Sinai, first joined Cedars-Sinai in 1979, and has been president and CEO since 1994. Before being appointed to his current role, he was executive vice president of Cedars-Sinai from 1988 to 1993. Earlier in his career, he was on the executive staff of Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. An authority on healthcare delivery and policy, Priselac is a past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges.


Plenary I – How Can Health Systems and Communities Work Together to Transform Advanced Illness Care?

Presented by Richard Umbdenstock, Thomas Priselac, MD, Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN at 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 10th.

Improvements in advanced illness care can and should be driven by collaborations on the community level. With the advent of C-TAC’s State-Level Advanced Care Transformation Index, we can measure our progress on a variety of metrics and adjust accordingly to ensure that we are supporting high-quality care for people with advanced illness. This session will…