After 40 years of leadership and service, Sr. Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Joe Moser is retiring from Anne Arundel Medical Center this November.
Dr. Moser joined our medical staff as an OBGYN in May 1975. He was chief of the OBGYN service from 1986 through 1990, and served as president of the medical staff from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, Dr. Moser became AAMC’s vice president of medical affairs, a position he has held for the last 18 years. In this role, he oversees the peer review process for optimizing patient care, as well as medical staff credentialing, and he is a key leader of the medical staff at the executive level.
As a leader, Dr. Moser is known for his diplomacy, building collaborative relationships with physicians and achieving consensus among staff from varied backgrounds and disciplines. His open-door policy has enabled staff at every level of the organization to reap the benefits of his sage advice on many issues.
Here are just a few of Dr. Moser’s many noteworthy accomplishments:
- Developed medical staff quality/peer review program combining specialty-specific expert review with centralized multispecialty review committee, including mid-level provider, risk management, and patient advisor representation.
- Developed and implemented Bioethics Program with bioethicist leadership and clinical core team, and monthly Ethics Educational Forums.
- Created hospitalist programs, which serve as models for several other Maryland hospitals.
- Spearheaded AAMC’s original patient safety program including a “blame-free” reporting hotline (x4PTS), medical errors analysis and reduction program, trending, and monitoring.
- Developed, organized and operationalized medical staff structure utilizing compensated physician department chairs (now full-time employees) for health system administrative roles, operational responsibilities, and medical staff leadership responsibilities.
- Conceived, developed and operated Anne Arundel Health System Research Institute (AAHSRI), a not-for-profit corporation under the health system with more than 100 active clinical trials and research studies.
- Developed the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network with AAHS Research Institute as a Charter Affiliate and founding member.
- Developed hospital program to provide care for health department maternity clinic patients (350 deliveries annually) when academic center withdrew its OB residents
- Created and implemented an outcomes analysis program, applying data acquisition and statistical analysis to internal quality indicators; program includes EPIC EMR reporting tools and Crimson Analytics Program.
- Spent 18 nurturing very good relations with a diverse medical staff, which has grown to more than 1,000 members.
Dr. Moser has been an executive team representative to the AAMC Board of Trustees since 1995, and he served on the Pathways Board of Directors from 1997 to 2010. In 2012, Dr. Moser received the AAMC Medical Staff “Distinguished Service” Award for his contributions to the growth and evolution of our medical staff, and in 2015, he was recognized with the “Pioneer Award” for creating the Research Institute.
During his career, Dr. Moser was active in MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, serving on their committee on racial and ethics disparities. Dr. Moser has served on the Boards of the Maryland Health Care Education Institute (MHEI) and chaired their annual Med Staff Leadership and Governance Conference, and advised the Health Care Advisory Board in the formation of their physician leadership programs.
Committed to performance improvement and his own leadership development, Dr. Moser attended Harvard University’s Quality Colloquium, and as a graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel, he has hosted LAA’s health and human services program for the past several years.
Dr. Moser is highly regarded for his compassionate care. Although he stopped practicing as an OBGYN 18 years ago, he continues to receive calls from former patients asking for advice. Many of his peers say with a smile that Dr. Moser has delivered most of the people living in Annapolis, and there is certainly some truth to that!
He has always been devoted to his family: his wife, Dr. Pam Beusch, who was his practice partner and an OBGYN on our medical staff, his children Lora, Michael and Stephanie, and grandchildren Jack and Brooke.
Dr. Moser’s last day is November 30, 2015. Thanks and congratulations to Dr. Moser for 40 years of leadership and service.