Chris DeRienzo M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
Dr. Chris DeRienzo serves as Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health. In this role he has senior executive responsibility for quality, safety, and service excellence across a $1.8 billion integrated health system. Based in Asheville, NC, Mission Health includes 7 hospitals (ranging in size from critical access to a 763 bed regional tertiary center), numerous ambulatory sites, an employed Clinic of over 800 providers, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and a $100M+ post-acute provider. Chris’s areas of direct accountability include patient safety, analytics, patient engagement, performance improvement, clinical / operational redesign, quality reporting, risk management, infection prevention, accreditation, corporate safety, security, parking, and access control. He is also a practicing neonatologist with Mission Children’s Specialists, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with both the Duke University and University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and the Mercy Health Board Quality Committee.