Ettore Palazzo, MD, FACP
Chief Medical and Quality Officer
Dr. Ettore Palazzo is responsible for EvergreenHealth’s clinical quality and safety. He also oversees risk management, surgical services, pharmacy and the medical staff services.
Dr. Palazzo originally joined EvergreenHealth in 2003 as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist Physician and served as the Managing Physician for the Adult Hospitalist service from 2004 through 2006. In 2014, he was appointed Quality Medical Director with a primary focus on readmission reduction, later expanding his quality work to include hospital mortality review and opiate prescription reduction initiatives.
He currently serves as a Quality Committee member for the Eastside Health Network and is a member of the Eastside Health Alliance Quality Council. In addition to his quality role, Dr. Palazzo has worked closely with the Information Technology and Clinical Informatics Departments, first as a CPOE Physician Champion and most recently as IT Medical Director for inpatient services with a focus on PowerPlan review.