Abraham Segres joined VHHA in 2012 as Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety. In this role he provides leadership for the Association’s statewide quality, safety and performance improvement activities among Virginia Hospitals, health systems and relevant statewide stakeholders. He also serves as Executive Director of VHHA’s Center for Healthcare Excellence.

Prior to joining VHHA, Abraham worked for the UVA Health System for over 20 years. He started his career at UVA as an administrative resident from the VCU Department of Health Administration. After his residency he joined the UVA management team and coordinated accreditation and quality improvement activities. During his last six years at UVA he served as director of both the risk management and patient safety programs.

Abraham has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.