Lists That Work: The Healthcare Leader’s Role in Implementation
Healthcare Executive © references the experience from Zieniewicz to discuss the implementation of safety checklists in healthcare facilities and the culture of engagement in effective practice.
“The CEO has to demonstrate that he or she is dissatisfied with the status quo. It’s a matter of talking about it, looking at best practices and challenging our teams to be the best.”
Safety on the Flight Deck of a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier
Experiencing first hand the rigorous safety procedures that are diligently utilized to ensure safety on the flight deck – situational awareness and use of checklists.
Real-world implementation examples of the HRO safety principles on the flight deck are transferable and scalable to all industries including healthcare.
Patient Safety & Quality
Strategic Planning & Execution
Physician Partnering & Alignment
Patient & Family-Centered Care
Health System Integration
Population Health & Facility Planning
Evidence Based Change Management
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Dynamic, results-oriented, senior healthcare executive who empowers organizations, teams, and employees to thrive. Tested and transparent leadership rooted in strategic vision, operations excellence, and employee engagement to drive sustainable growth and optimize performance at diverse healthcare organizations.
Recognized as a strong leader who coaches and mentors individual team members to achieve peak performance. Innovative change agent championing patient safety and quality improvements, financial and productivity success, and effective physician alignment. Demonstrated success launching new clinical services initiatives and implementation of advanced medical technologies in complex academic medical centers, integrated health systems, and community hospitals.
Successful scholarly leadership in merging graduate medical education programs and harmonizing clinical research activities. Strong values anchored in trust, integrity, and mutual respect. Comprehensive background including experience in nationally recognized for-profit health system.
(Past & Current Affiliations)
American College of Healthcare Executives
Board Certified Healthcare Executive – Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives FACHE
ACHE Editorial Board, Journal of Healthcare Management
FACHE and District 5 Regent, Washington State
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC)
Vizient as of April 2015
Washington State Healthcare Executives
Former Board Member
Missouri Department of Health
Emergency Preparedness Committee
Saint Louis Metropolitan Health Executives
New York Metropolitan Health Administrators Administration
Former Member of the Board of Directors
(Past & Current Appointments)
Da Vinci Science Center
American Heart Association
Northern New Jersey, Board Chair
Board Chair, Seattle Puget Sound Region
New Jersey Hospital Association
Political Action Committee Board
University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center Committee of the UW Medicine Board
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Board of Directors
University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics
Board of Directors
Institute for Translational Health Sciences
Executive Committee, UW Medicine
Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies
Board of Directors, UWMC
Washington State Hospital Association