The physicians and staff of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine are committed to providing, teaching, and researching high quality clinical care at the University of Texas Health Science Center and its affiliated Memorial Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center. Faculty in these divisions have been trained in the basic concepts of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the University of Texas Clinical Safety and Effectiveness program, and many participate and lead several QI initiatives throughout the institution. In addition, some of our faculty members have presented their work locally and nationally and participate in institutional and national QI teams and initiatives. The goal of these divisions is to apply the concepts and tools of Quality Improvement Science to everyday clinical care to advance medical science and community health.