Conn. May 1 , 2013) – Saint
Francis Hospital and Medical Center has promoted Scott Ellner, D.O., MPH, of
Avon, to Vice Chairman Surgery and Director of Surgical Quality.
this new role, Dr. Ellner will be responsible for overseeing
surgical quality improvement initiatives and working on program development in
the Surgery Service Line.
Dr. Ellner joined Saint Francis in
2005 as a trauma and acute care surgeon. He is an assistant Professor
of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
“Dr. Ellner has brought an
incredible intensity to patient safety and patient quality,” said Steven T.
Ruby, M.D., FACS, Chairman Department of Surgery, Surgery Service Line
Physician Leader at Saint Francis. “We are very pleased with his efforts, and
are particularly excited about his regional quality initiatives through the
Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.”
Dr. Ellner serves as the National
Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Surgeon Champion, Saint Francis
Hospital Department of Surgery and Surgical Quality. He is also a member of the
Hospital’s Surgical Site Performance Improvement (SSPI) SCIP Core Measures Task
Force; and the Peer Review and Governance Project, Member, Revision Bylaws Task
Force for Performance Review, Saint Francis Hospital Governance. Dr. Ellner is
a member of the Hospital minimally invasive robotics team and the Bariatric
Center of Excellence.
received his D.O. from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at
the Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. He received his MPH from
the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, San Diego State
University, San Diego, CA.
He is board
certified by the American Board of Surgery; the American College of Surgeons,
Advanced Life Support; and holds National Board of Osteopathic Medical
Dr. Ellner is a member of SAGES;
the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; the American Osteopathic Association;
the American College of Surgeons; the American Society of Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery; the Southern California Osteopathic Medical Society; the Connecticut
State Medical Society; and the Hartford County Medical Society
About Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated
healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Its services are supported by a network of
five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited
throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.