Dr. Paul Hofmann,
president of the Hofmann Healthcare Group, Moraga, California, has worked in the health care field for over 40 years. For the past 20 years, he has devoted a majority of his time to assisting hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts and writing, speaking and consulting on ethical issues in health care. He also serves as an advisor to health care companies and as an expert witness.
In addition to various other appointments, he held positions as: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Alta Bates Corporation, a diversified nonprofit health care system in northern California; Executive Director of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and Director of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California. Following his residency in hospital administration, he began his career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Hofmann is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and for 19 years he coordinated the annual ethics conference for the College. He is co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive's Guide, published in 2001 by Health Administration Press. A second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive's Guide, was published in 2010. He is also co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press.
Dr. Hofmann currently serves on the American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize Committee, the Joint Commission's International Standards Advisory Panel, and the boards of the Education Development Center and the Alliance for Global Clinical Training. He is a past board member of MedShare International and a current member of its Western Region Council.
Dr. Hofmann is a co-founder and the current board chairman of San Francisco-based Operation Access. In 2009, he received the American Hospital Association's Award of Honor for his "central role in shaping the field's understanding of health care ethics." In 2012, he was one of eight national recipients of the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award.
An author of over 175 publications, Dr. Hofmann has held faculty appointments at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, and the University of California. His Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health (Hospital Administration), and Doctor of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.