Kim Bixenstine Chief Compliance Officer
University Hospitals

Kim is a summa cum laude graduate of Middlebury College and obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She has an extensive record of highest achievement in managing compliance, legal, risk and regulatory matters.

Since May 2015, Kim has served as Chief Compliance Officer of University Hospitals. In this position, Kim is in charge of promoting integrity and leading the compliance and ethics program system-wide for a large, integrated academic health care system that includes over 25,000 employees and physicians, an academic medical center, 11 community medical centers, two joint venture hospitals, home care and hospice services and other affiliated health-care related entities. She reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the Audit & Compliance Committee of the University Hospitals Board of Directors. She also serves on the System Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

From April, 2003-April, 2015, Kim served as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of University Hospitals. In that position, Kim was in charge of claims, litigation and clinical risk management system wide. Kim also chaired the system wide Risk Management Council and was responsible for risk management training and legal counseling for the system. In addition, Kim was heavily involved in governance and quality matters for the system, and served on the management committee for University Hospitals’ Quality Institute.

Before joining University Hospitals in April, 2003, Kim was Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for TRW, Inc. (which was acquired by Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp. in December 2002). In that position she was in charge of litigation for TRW Inc. and its subsidiaries and managed the department in charge of litigation for the entire company.

Before that, Kim was a partner in the Jones, Day law firm, where she was a member of the Litigation Group and represented clients in a wide range of high profile, complex litigation matters. She served as lead counsel in some of the largest litigation matters in the country.

Kim is involved in numerous community and professional activities. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and is a member of the Boards of Great Lakes Theater and the Shaker Heights Development Corporation. She is also a member of the Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, which is a coalition of representatives of four local Bar Associations that rate judicial candidates for the benefit of the voting public. Kim also enjoys singing and dancing and is a member of a group called “Glee for Adults.” Finally, she has been a frequent speaker at conferences as well as a guest lecturer at local law schools.

Kim has received numerous awards. Under her leadership, University Hospitals was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016. She received the YWCA Woman of Achievement award in May 2013, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s President’s award in June, 2013, and the award for outstanding in-house counsel for a non-profit by Crain’s Cleveland Business in November, 2013. In addition, the UH Law Department was recognized by Inside Counsel magazine as one of the top ten law departments for innovation in September, 2013 under Kim’s leadership. Kim was also a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.