William J. Maples, M.D. is the Senior Vice President and Medical Director of Quality at Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to this position, he was Chair of the Quality Oversight Committee at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and the Chair of the Service Excellence Committee and Vice-Chair of the Quality Committee for Mayo Clinic enterprise. He also served on the Clinical Practice Committee and Continuous Medical Education Committee at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and on the Professionalism and Bioethics Committee for the institution.
At Mission Health, Bill has the full-time responsibility for quality and patient safety throughout Mission Health System. He is a skilled clinician and a gifted teacher who understands how important innovation is to the future success of hospitals and physicians in the new age of health care reform.
Doctor Maples received his medical degree in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency and fellowship in Oncology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville after completing his fellowship in 1987. Doctor Maples served as a consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, and was an associate professor of Oncology at Mayo Medical School. He was designated Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Teacher of the Year, Hematology/Oncology, in 2000 and 2001. In 2003, he was honored by his peers who selected him for the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award in recognition of outstanding clinical competence. He served as the Chair of the Melanoma Disease Group and Chair of the Sarcoma Treatment Group in Jacksonville and was the President of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society.
He has been published numerous times with articles relating to his medical specialties and also to quality care issues. Doctor Maples was co-director of the Communication in Healthcare Program and was instrumental in establishing the ongoing series in Jacksonville that aimed at enhancing staff behaviors to promote a relationship centered culture throughout the organization. He recently had been working with staff from Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy at University of North Florida to promote relationship-centered healthcare and a caring community throughout Northeast Florida.
William Maples, MD
Chief Quality Officer
Mission Health System