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RssSenior Director Healthcare Quality and Safety- 20+ years experience-Providence, RI

Senior healthcare leader with proven experience in oversight and leading performance improvement in clinical quality, preventive health, service and patient safety processes towards top decile performance. Experienced in healthcare regulatory standards compliance and interpretation and ability to engage staff in reliable process adherence towards safe and optimal patient outcomes. I am interested in the north east (RI. MA. CT) and central or south east Florida.

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About Me


Healthcare & Medical


Admissions Director


As Administrative Director Rhode Island Hospital •Developed a comprehensive patient safety program that encouraged safety concern reporting and analysis of safety events and near misses with aggressive action plans that elicited significant # of reports over last 3 years, TapRoot® facilitator •Developed and promoted affiliate and system-wide quality education series •Oversight of: functions related to regulatory readiness and compliance, data analysis and trending, data abstraction and process improvement for multiple specialty and core measures with > 97% audit results, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality culture of safety survey administration with improved scores, safety rounding, service excellence programs, successful performance outcomes achieved, led and presented by QM staff in local and national conferences, facilitated related performance improvement teams, medical staff committees, etc. •Received grant award for patient safety education to decrease alarm fatigue •Facilitated and co-led multidisciplinary efforts related to value based purchasing indicators that demonstrated significant improvement (University Healthsystem Consortium Quality and Accountability Study Ranking from 71 to 36 for 2013) •Developed and promoted with graduate medical education director quality and safety curriculum/opportunities for graduate medical school students As Quality Director Newport Hospital additionally: •Coordinated and directed hospital regulatory compliance education and audit programs (Joint Commission, DNV, CMS) •Directed and achieved with stroke team Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification 2010. •Awarded Hospital Leader of the Year Award 2006 •Led teams demonstrating significant improvement in numerous quality and safety activities, won the Lifespan FAIN Award 2004 (Deep Vein Thrombosis guideline work), State Peer Review Organization Award for Excellence and Innovation in Healthcare 2005 & 2007, multiple VHA leadership awards for the hospital (core measures) As Supervisor Quality Improvement Directed quality improvement program, implementation of award winning health and customer services studies and interventions, disease management program assessment, oversight of delegated providers, quality of care and service trending, regulatory compliance, process improvement, contract compliance, collaborative external research, led initial and subsequent National Commission on Quality Assurance accreditation for health plan, Health Employer Data Information Set (HEDIS) reporting, health promotion/work site wellness, peer review quality of care investigations, developed network health care facility credentialing program, and facilitated multiple performance improvement committees. •Authored a poster abstract “Improving Medicare Immunization Rates in an HMO” which was selected for presentation at the National Association for Health Care Quality Conference, San Diego, 1998. •Led a team which authored and managed a service improvement initiative that was selected from over 1100 studies nationwide by NCQA for inclusion in the printing of its benchmark manual “Quality Profiles” 2000.

Ideal Companies:

CVS CAREMARK, Hospitals, HCA, CareNew England, UnitedHealth Care

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Major Responsibilities

Direct oversight of the Quality Management, Case management-Social work, Infections Control, Patient Experience, and Patient Liaison departments, Primary responsibilities include facilitation of process improvement teams or interventions, peer review, regulatory assessment and compliance and interpretation, focused on patient safety and reliability, reducing error in health care. Direct Review, educations, accurate collection and analysis of health care data (core measures, HEDIS, specialty databases work with medical staff and others to improve care, service resulting in optimal patient outcomes. in addition work on interventions to improve patient wellness and engagement in preventive practices to maintain health.

Work Experiences

4/2011 - 5/2014

Rhode Island Hospital

Director / VP

  • Direct Quality management, patient experience and patient liaison departments

10/2003 - 4/2011

Newport Hospital

Director / VP

  • Oversight and direction of Quality management, Infection control, case management and social work departments and plans


Type Name/Title URL Description
Book Joint Commission accreditation information and resources
Book American College of Healthcare Executives Magazine for healthcare leaders
Website VHA PI and process improvement reference
Website IHI premier quality improvement and safety resource
Website ECRI risk management patient safety site
Website wall street journal Global references for business and healthcare
Website AHA http://www.American hospital National news related to business and hospitals
Website National Association Health Care Quality provides professional insight, hot topics