William Schweickert, MD, is the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Quality for the Department of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He practices as a pulmonary and critical care physician, serves as a Patient Safety Officer for HUP, the Director of Operations for Medical Critical Care for UPHS and Co-Chair of the Penn Sepsis Alliance for UPHS. His work focuses on building healthcare delivery systems that focus on quality, safety and hospital efficiency. His research and quality improvement efforts particularly explore sepsis, patient mobility, informed consent, and, most recently, COVID-19. He relishes his collaborative work with Hospital and Departmental leaders in the management of clinical operations during expanding inpatient and outpatient services, development of novel patient-clinician interfaces, and coordination of expansive pandemic needs. He focuses on methods to keep patients and staff safe while improving the outcomes of all patients.