Interim Chief Nursing Officer / Quality Leader | BSN, RN(compact), CPHQ, CNOR, FACHE


Last Updated: March 19, 2021 (12 months ago)

Interim Chief Nursing Officer / Quality Leader | BSN, RN(compact), CPHQ, CNOR, FACHE
Immediately
Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Galileo Search is proud to represent this “hit the ground running” Interim CNO, Quality Leader with over 30 years of progressive clinical leadership experience. Strong leadership skills combined with the ability to oversee quality, infection prevention, patient safety, core measures, accreditation, and medical staff. Specialties include establishing collaborative relationships and facilitating process improvement. She is known for her calm and grounded demeanor, and prides herself on being a teacher and mentor.

In her most recent role, she provided nursing and operational leadership to all clinical departments within the Acute Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Hospital. While recruiting a Quality Director, she oversaw the Quality, Process Improvement, Infection Prevention, Safety, and Accreditation functions.

Summary of Qualifications & Experience

• Designed and implemented a “Breakthrough Performance” Initiative achieving all System quality goals
• Implemented a productivity initiative achieving 100% productivity
• A key contributor to the Steering Committee that planned and implemented a Pediatric Trauma Program
• Led the preparation for a fifth Magnet Certification survey and Joint Commission survey
• Restructured a quality department and fostered collaboration with clinical directors that led to sustainable quality score improvement and significant reductions in variability
• Led a quality “Core Measure” initiative that significantly decreased fallouts and elevated the hospital to “Preferred Status”
• Ranked by CMS at the top of the nation in Value-Based Purchasing
• Led highly successful Joint Commission preparation initiatives and led successful onsite surveys
• Provides immediate feedback to management teams, while developing and implementing actionable strategies for process improvement, quality safety, and regulatory compliance
• Organized, and focused problem-solver, she has an ability to interact successfully with senior leadership, physicians and clinical teams

References & Reviews

• “She planned interventions, communicated with staff, resolved physician issues, she completely turned the facility around from a quality standpoint!”
• “She's a fixer. She's great at going in and fixing broken hospitals!”
• “She has an incredible, diverse background, so she brings a lot of knowledge and experience.”
• “She has extensive expertise in nursing leadership, management, operations, quality, and infection control.”
• “She established relationships with medical staff and surgeons, and through those relationships, she was able to get them to want to work with her to improve quality and patient care.”

Recent Experience

• Interim Chief Nursing Officer | 450 Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim VP of Patient Care Services / CNO | 600+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Quality Consultant | Localized Healthcare System
• Director of Quality | 325+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Chief Quality Officer/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• COO/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

• Operational & Clinical Management
• Policy Development & Implementation
• Strategic Planning
• Fostering Teamwork / Employee Engagement
• Quality Improvement
• Compliance
• Core Measures
• Risk Management
• Accreditation
• Patient Safety
• Performance Improvement

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Title:

Interim Chief Nursing Officer / Quality Leader | BSN, RN(compact), CPHQ, CNOR, FACHE

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Galileo Search is proud to represent this “hit the ground running” Interim CNO, Quality Leader with over 30 years of progressive clinical leadership experience. Strong leadership skills combined with the ability to oversee quality, infection prevention, patient safety, core measures, accreditation, and medical staff. Specialties include establishing collaborative relationships and facilitating process improvement. She is known for her calm and grounded demeanor, and prides herself on being a teacher and mentor.

In her most recent role, she provided nursing and operational leadership to all clinical departments within the Acute Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Hospital. While recruiting a Quality Director, she oversaw the Quality, Process Improvement, Infection Prevention, Safety, and Accreditation functions.

Summary of Qualifications & Experience

• Designed and implemented a “Breakthrough Performance” Initiative achieving all System quality goals
• Implemented a productivity initiative achieving 100% productivity
• A key contributor to the Steering Committee that planned and implemented a Pediatric Trauma Program
• Led the preparation for a fifth Magnet Certification survey and Joint Commission survey
• Restructured a quality department and fostered collaboration with clinical directors that led to sustainable quality score improvement and significant reductions in variability
• Led a quality “Core Measure” initiative that significantly decreased fallouts and elevated the hospital to “Preferred Status”
• Ranked by CMS at the top of the nation in Value-Based Purchasing
• Led highly successful Joint Commission preparation initiatives and led successful onsite surveys
• Provides immediate feedback to management teams, while developing and implementing actionable strategies for process improvement, quality safety, and regulatory compliance
• Organized, and focused problem-solver, she has an ability to interact successfully with senior leadership, physicians and clinical teams

References & Reviews

• “She planned interventions, communicated with staff, resolved physician issues, she completely turned the facility around from a quality standpoint!”
• “She's a fixer. She's great at going in and fixing broken hospitals!”
• “She has an incredible, diverse background, so she brings a lot of knowledge and experience.”
• “She has extensive expertise in nursing leadership, management, operations, quality, and infection control.”
• “She established relationships with medical staff and surgeons, and through those relationships, she was able to get them to want to work with her to improve quality and patient care.”

Recent Experience

• Interim Chief Nursing Officer | 450 Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim VP of Patient Care Services / CNO | 600+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Quality Consultant | Localized Healthcare System
• Director of Quality | 325+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Chief Quality Officer/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• COO/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

Qualifications & Achievements:

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Expertise:

• Operational & Clinical Management
• Policy Development & Implementation
• Strategic Planning
• Fostering Teamwork / Employee Engagement
• Quality Improvement
• Compliance
• Core Measures
• Risk Management
• Accreditation
• Patient Safety
• Performance Improvement

Experience:

• Interim VP of Patient Care Services / CNO | 600+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Interim Quality Consultant | Localized Healthcare System
• Director of Quality | 325+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• Chief Quality Officer/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital
• COO/CNO | 50+ Bed Acute Care Hospital

Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
• Master of Public Administration (MPA)
• Registered Nurse (RN)
• Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
• Certified Nurse in Operating Room Care (CNOR)

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Testimonials

"She has been perfect for us particularly since we are in our Joint Commission survey window for both our Disease Specific Care certification reviews and our triennial accreditation.  I also believe she is the one that’s helped us identify the root cause of some of our SSI’s.

Thank you for connecting us with [her]."

"[She] is an excellent addition to our team. She was able to hit the ground running, and I am very excited to be working with her. I believe with her positive attitude, we are really going to be able to turn our little home health ship around, and get it running well."

"[She] walked into a very challenging position - technically, politically, and operationally. She inherited a disorganized and unreliable credentialing history, records, and dysfunctional staff. She has a terrific work ethic, very pleasant interpersonal and leadership style, and great fund of knowledge. She has been incredibly reliable, dedicated, focused, and industrious. Thank you for sending her to us."

"[The Galileo Interim] was well received by our hospital staff members. She built relationships and was always in an "appreciative inquiry" mode. She quickly came up to speed on the transition of the retiring Quality Manager, and effectively transferred the necessary information to the new Quality Manager.

Many among our team have said they would like her to stay? We would like to have her come back for specific projects as needed."

"[He] spent an extended time at our hospital and lay the foundation of a strong infection prevention program. He assisted with program development (including training a new IP) and with policy development. He was well-received by everybody. Very adaptable to different audiences, always professional, and approached circumstances with a goal of providing support and guidance. In my experience, he was one of the strongest infection prevention professionals I've worked with, and he has my strongest recommendation."