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Anne Lyren, MD, M.Sc.

Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Clinical Director

UH/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Anne Lyren is the Clinical Director of the SPS National Children’s Network. She is a pediatrician at UH/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital where she also currently serves as Strategic Advisor of the Quality & Safety Program. Dr. Lyren received her Bachelor’s Degree at Harvard and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy as a Rotary Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She then completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, her residency and chief residency at Rainbow, and subsequently served as an attending and Director of Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics. At Rainbow, she has served in a number of additional roles including Medical Director of Quality, Vice Chair of Quality & Ethics, and Interim Co-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. In 2010, she completed the IHI Improvement Advisor Course. Since that time, she led the successful Pediatric Surgical Site Infection Improvement Collaborative of the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety and has co-led the Ohio hospitals in their efforts to eliminate serious harm. In 2011, she joined Dr. Steve Muething as Co-Clinical Director of SPS, a CMS-funded effort to eliminate serious harm in children’s hospitals across the country. In 2017, she transitioned to being the Clinical Director of the network.

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