Anne Lyren, MD, MSc
Clinical Director, Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety
Strategic Advisor, Quality & Safety
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Anne Lyren is the Clinical Leader of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Network. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a pediatrician at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital where she also currently serves as Strategic Advisor of the Quality & Safety Program. Dr. Lyren received her Bachelor’s Degree at Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy as a Rotary Scholar at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She then completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, her residency and chief residency at Rainbow, and subsequently served as an attending and Director of Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics. At Rainbow, she has served in a number of additional roles including Medical Director of Quality, Vice Chair of Quality & Ethics, and Interim Co-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. In 2010, she completed the IHI Improvement Advisor Course. Since that time, she led the successful Pediatric Surgical Site Infection Improvement Collaborative of the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety and co-led the Ohio hospitals in their efforts to eliminate serious harm. In 2011, she assumed the role of Co-Clinical Leader and recently became Clinical Leader of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety National Network, a collaborative of over 100 children’s hospitals working together to eliminate serious harm to hospitalized children. In this role, she leads efforts to eliminate the most common hospital-acquired conditions as well as efforts to address cultural barriers to consistently performing practices that keep hospitalized patients and hospital employees safe.