Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations
Harsha Upadhyay, MBA, MS, CSHA, CPHQ, currently serves as the Executive
Vice President - Clinical Operations for Prime Healthcare Services.
Prior to his current position, Harsha served in the capacity of Corporate
Director – Performance Improvement for Prime Healthcare since 2006
and was responsible for system wide development, implementation, integration
and coordination of Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Accreditation
initiatives across all Prime hospitals. Since coming on board with Prime,
Harsha, in his role, has been instrumental in successfully leveraging
efficiencies in Clinical Operations, Quality & Patient Safety and
Accreditation. Under his leadership and direction, several Prime hospitals
have received national recognition and accolades such as 100 Top Hospitals
achievement and Key Quality awards.
Prior to joining Prime, Harsha worked with Vanguard Health System in Orange
County Hospital as Director of Quality. He also worked at University of
California, Los Angeles Medical Center where he focused on Patient Safety
and Accreditation operations.
Harsha holds a Masters in Business Administration in Hospital Administration
(five year integrated program graduating in Medicine and Management) and
also a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management. Harsha is also
a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Certified
Specialist in Healthcare Accreditation (CSHA). He is a national speaker
and an expert in Healthcare certification and accreditation.
Harsha maintains professional memberships with California Association for
Healthcare Quality (CAHQ), Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals
(AHAP) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).