Frush is chief medical director for children's services at Duke Hospital. The position was created after an organ transplant led to the death of 17-year-old Jesica Santillan.
In February 2003, a surgeon accidentally transplanted a heart and lungs of the wrong blood type into Santillan. Doctors transplanted a second set of organs into her, but she died soon after.
Frush's main responsibility will be to ensure that the health system adheres to safety standards.
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