Jeffrey D. Selberg, MHA, leads the Peterson Center on Healthcare. His key responsibilities include shaping and overseeing a growing program of initiatives and grants aimed at fostering improvements in the US health care system. He has more than 35 years of experience in health care leadership.


Selberg previously served as the executive vice president and COO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), where he worked closely with the leadership team to develop strategic partnerships, innovate new models of care, and develop and spread new definitions of patient safety. Prior to IHI, he served as president and CEO of Exempla Healthcare in Colorado, and has served in several other executive leadership roles with health care institutions, including as president and CEO of Southwest Washington Medical Center and executive vice president for Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center in Oregon.


Selberg currently serves on the board of the National Center for Healthcare Leaders, and previously served on the boards of the Health Research and Educational Trust and the American Hospital Association. Throughout his career, Selberg has focused on improving patient safety and clinical outcomes in patient care through the combination of system principles and the development of highly functioning teams.


Recent Posts by Jeff Selberg

Accelerating Adoption And Diffusion Of Innovations In Care Delivery

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is testing how to replicate the features of 11 exemplary practices to improve health care practice across the country on four dimensions: clinical and functional outcomes, the experience of care, clinician engagement, and total cost of care.

The Shifting Health Care Landscape: Lessons From The Clinton Era

The U.S. health care landscape is changing in a way that’s reminiscent of shifts that occurred during the Clinton Administration. As a former hospital CEO who experienced first-hand that earlier land rush, I’m struck by the similar dynamics that are at work again in health care. To be sure,...

May 13, 2011Hospitals, Payment Policy, Quality