New chief quality officer appointed at St. Joe’s

Physician Cristian Andrade has been appointed St. Joseph’s Health’s new chief quality officer, a position from which he will provide leadership to the acute and ambulatory services at the hospital. His focus will be on enhancing the quality of care and patient safety throughout the St. Joseph’s Health system.

Andrade has been with St. Joseph’s Health for 18 years. The family-medicine trained physician joined the hospital as a resident in 2003 and has served as a hospitalist since 2006.

Prior to this promotion, Andrade served as vice president of medical affairs, regional medical director and chief of hospitalist services. In the role of vice president for medical affairs, Andrade worked to transform the care that occurs in the hospital to make it more patient focused.

“Over nearly two decades of service to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Cris Andrade has provided exceptional patient care and successfully fulfilled the duties of vice president of medical affairs. He is the ideal person to assume the new role of chief quality officer and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to navigate our ministry through this pandemic and on to a strong and vibrant future,” said Philip Falcone, a physician who serves as chief medical officer at St. Joseph’s Health.

Andrade studied at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and at Wagner College in Staten Island. In 2019, he completed the advanced executive leadership for physicians training at Cornell University. In addition to his employment at St. Joseph’s Health, Andrade is affiliated with Rome Memorial Hospital and Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Andrade is married with four children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, maintaining saltwater aquariums, and outdoor activities.

Photo: Andrade