Charles Murphy, Jr., MD, CPPS
Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer
As chief quality and patient safety officer for Jupiter Medical Center,
Dr. Charles Murphy, Jr., leads the hospital’s safety and quality
Murphy comes to Jupiter Medical Center from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
in Falls Church, Virginia, where he was chief patient safety officer.
During his four-year tenure, he attained a 20 to 30 percent reduction
in patient harm year over year and improved the hospital’s Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) safety culture scores. As executive
leader for the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program, he
expanded the program from 10 to 100 cases per year. He also spearheaded
the development of a multidisciplinary shock team, increasing survival
rates for patients in cardiogenic shock due to a severe heart attack.
Murphy earned his bachelor of science degree in biology with honors from
Loyola University, New Orleans, and his medical degree from Duke University
School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his general
and thoracic surgery residency at Duke, and had a private cardiothoracic
surgery practice for 17 years.
In 2013, Murphy became the associate chief patient safety officer for the
Duke University Health System, where he also served as medical director
of the cardiothoracic ICU. In 2014, he was selected as an American Hospital
Association – National Patient Safety Foundation Safety Leadership
Fellow. He has received numerous awards for innovations in treating cardiogenic
shock and patient safety initiatives.
Murphy is a board member for the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiovascular
and Thoracic Critical Care, serves on the Society of Thoracic Surgery
(STS) Critical Care Meeting Taskforce, and presents nationally on cardiovascular
critical care topics. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine,
the Society of Thoracic Surgery, Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiovascular
and Thoracic Critical Care, American Society of Professionals in Patient
Safety, and the American Association of Physician Leadership..
He has served as an assistant professor of general surgery and thoracic
surgery at Duke University Medical Center. His research on topics in cardiothoracic
surgery and patient safety has been widely published in peer-reviewed
journals and textbooks.