Cordula Wagner new director of NIVEL per 1 January 2016
Prof. Dr. Cordula Wagner will be the Director of NIVEL per 1 January 2016. Cordula is currently Programme coordinator ‘Organisation and quality of health care’ at NIVEL, endowed Professor of Patient Safety at VU University Medical Center and Head of the research department ‘Safety 4 Patients’ at EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research/VU University Medical Center
In recent years, Cordula Wagner's research has focused on the theme of patient safety in hospitals. She conducted her research in close collaboration with practice. Which has contributed to an important reduction in potentially preventable deaths in Dutch hospitals.
Prof. Dr Eduard Klasen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NIVEL:"Cordula Wagner is a very good candidate for Director of NIVEL. NIVEL withstood the recent years, which were strongly affected by the crisis, extremely well. That is one of the merits of the current director. Cordula can build on from there."
Peter Groenewegen, the current director of NIVEL, resigns on the same date. He will remain with NIVEL and will work as senior researcher on ‘Health care system and governance’.