KBTH gets new CEO

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Daniel Asare as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).

Dr. Asare, former CEO of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital took over from Dr Felix Anyah.

The Board Chair of KBTH, Dr. Bernard Oko Boye in a media briefing said Dr. Asare was selected based on capacity to deliver, experience, competence to provide satisfaction to all.

He said the new CEO has been a physician for 27 years with 17 years in hospital management and critical care.

He charged the CEO to come on board with ideas that would help transform the facility, “we want a Korle-Bu where patients walk in and go out smiling”.

According to him, there was the need for the facility to go digital, where details of patients would be on a database.

This he said would aid in dealing with human errors and other practices that hinders quality care delivery and patients’ satisfaction.

Dr Boye said the Board would do its best to support him. He therefore called on management, staff and other stakeholders to work hand in hand with the CEO to achieve his aim.

Dr Asare commended government for the confident reposed in him and assured that he would work closely with the management and staff for the progress of the facility.

“I would work wholeheartedly, team up with management, Board and all those who matter in the hospital,” he said.

Dr Asare said he would come up with ideas that would fill in the gaps in healthcare delivery.

He said KBTH in the next five years will be 100 years, therefore a strategic plan would be put in place to look at special cases like kidney transplants at the facility.

He said there would be more onsite banking interoperability, where billing of patients would be done electronically.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong           

 

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