photoMemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach has named Graham Tse, M.D., as its new associate chief medical officer. Dr. Tse has worked in the Cherese Mari Laulhere Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Miller Children’s & Women’s for more than 17 years.

In his new role, Dr. Tse will be responsible for upholding MemorialCare’s culture of safety, ensuring California Children’s Services standards are met, promoting collaboration between hospital administration and the medical staff, and assisting in identifying and implementing evidence-based best practices.

With more than 750 pediatric physicians on staff at Miller Children’s & Women’s, communication is essential between the medical staff and hospital administration. Many of MemorialCare’s initiatives represent a culture of change. Dr. Tse will assist in facilitating these important initiatives ensuring that concerns and issues of both sides are heard and valued while working toward the common goal of outstanding patient and family centered care.

“I have been involved with Miller Children’s & Women’s for more than 17 years in various clinical and administrative levels and I have been personally vested in issues on both sides of the aisle,” says Dr. Tse. “I have experienced regional and national medical changes, which give me insight into the current and future hurdles facing the delivery of care to our patients and families. These experiences will help me connect with my physician colleagues on another level.”

After attending McGill University in Montreal for his undergraduate education, Dr. Tse received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Additionally, Dr. Tse is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. He has extensive experience teaching at Miller Children’s & Women’s and has received numerous awards, including Physician of the Year.

“I am excited for this opportunity to steer and model pediatric health delivery at an overview level rather than an inpatient unit level,” says Dr. Tse. “This role gives me the opportunity to lead a professional and outstanding medical staff in sustaining a culture of patient safety and simply better care.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Tse be our associate chief medical officer,” says Tamra Kaplan, PharmD, chief operating officer, Miller Children’s. “He has already built an incredible rapport with his colleagues and we think this will lead to successful communication and initiative implementation.”