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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2013 | Archived Issues

Blaha Promoted to Service Line Director

Jennifer Blaha, MBA, has been promoted to service line director for the Department of Surgery.

She will oversee the administrative operations supporting the clinical and academic missions of the Department of Surgery. Her responsibilities will encompass directing and supporting quality, service and performance improvement activities in all areas of the department and across the medical center.

Blaha has been a part of the Cedars-Sinai team for six years, having served in Performance Improvement, Research, Surgery and Interventional Services. She has a record of improving clinical quality, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency with strategies that supported both safety and financial objectives.

Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Blaha worked for General Electric, where she held management roles in both Finance and Operations. She also spent two years as a management consultant for GE, implementing strategic and operational improvements in medical centers around the country, including Cedars-Sinai.

The announcement — from Bryan Croft, vice president of Service Line Operations, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery and surgeon in chief — comes after an exhaustive search of strong internal and external applicants by members of the academic faculty, administrators, directors and managers.