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Larry Mandelkehr is Executive Director of Hospital Quality and Innovation for the University of North Carolina Health Care System. In this role, he leads the development and execution of the system-wide hospital-focused strategic quality plan and leads relationship building initiatives and quality improvement opportunity assessment with administrative and clinical leadership at all UNC hospitals. Larry leads the process to establish hospital quality and safety organizational quality goals and provides information to senior management. He monitors key quality and safety measures in order to improve processes and outcomes with focus on patient care and performance in public and private incentive and reporting programs. Larry collaborates with senior management to develop and implement innovative improvement models geared towards capitalizing on a variety of the UNC Health Care’s value based strengths to improve care, cost, experience and value.

In his ‘spare time’ for the past 20 years, Larry is an Adjunct Associate Professor and teaches quality and information management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and teaches an Excel “bootcamp” at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, guest speaker and preceptor at the UNC School of Nursing.