David Cruz earned his Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His undergraduate degree is from Appalachian State University. Although his professional healthcare career started in North Carolina, he really found his stride while interning at CS Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine. During this time he discovered his knack for quality and process improvement. He used these skills to move into a role as administrative fellow at the health system. It was not long before he returned to a full time position at Mott as a project manager focusing entirely on quality improvement. David acts as the primary contact to the Children’s Hospital Association and leads hospital level improvement projects. Currently, his primary focus is on reducing hospital acquired conditions such as catheter associated urinary tract infections, central line associated bloodstream infections and hospital onset severe sepsis.