"Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." - Paul Batalden, M.D.
To create a model of learning that attracts the present and future leaders to discover the knowledge, tools, skills necessary for leading the innovation and continual improvement of health and health care.
Health Care Improvement Leadership Development (HCILD) is part of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire, formerly the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS). The CECS was established in 1989 by Dr. John "Jack" Wennberg to unite faculty and students interested in cutting edge research on critical medical and health-care issues. In 1994, Dr. Paul Batalden, distinguished for his work in quality improvement, was recruited by CECS to establish Health Care Improvement Leadership Development. HCILD's main goal is developing knowledge and leadership for the improvement of health care systems that result in cost effective, patient-centered quality care both nationally and internationally. HCILD staff members are consultants to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Veteran's Administration, Premier Health Systems, and many other well respected health care related organizations.