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IHQI Speaker Series: Leading with Storytelling

April 10, 2024

Please join IHQI at our next Speaker Series with a presentation on Leading with Storytelling by Josh Hinson, MSW, LCSW. Josh’s presentation will be supported by a panel of clinicians. The presentation will be on May 15, 2024 in MacNider 321 from 12:00 – 1:00. Lunch will be provided to those who register. To register, … Read more

IHQI Relaunches Speaker Series on March 14 with Just Culture

February 27, 2024

Please join IHQI for the relaunch of our Speaker Series with a presentation on Just Culture by Emily Kertcher, PhD. Emily’s presentation will be supported by a panel consisting of Rebecca Bottom, MD, Ursula Adams, MD, Katie Butler, MD and Lisa Tibbets, RN. The presentation will be on March 14 in MacNider 321 from 1:15 … Read more

Improvement Scholar Program PICU and Surgery Quality Initiative ECMO Kickoff

February 27, 2024

The PICU, the Department of Surgery and the ECMO Specialist Team recently kicked off a new quality initiative project related to anticoagulation protocols in the PICU for children receiving ECMO care.  ISP scholars Ursula Adams, MBA, MD, and Lauren Brown, MD brought Valentine’s day to the PICU via their “Be my bivalventine” celebration. Congratulations to … Read more

Welcome to Kathryn Pier the new IHQI Director!

October 30, 2023

Kathryn Pier earned a master’s degree in health administration from Queens University of Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University.  Kathryn is a certified professional in health system quality, certified six sigma green belt from NC State University and a trained UNC Kaizen Coach.  She has been working in healthcare quality … Read more

IHQI Holds 2023 Improvement Scholars Program and Fellows Symposium

October 20, 2023

On Tuesday, October 17, IHQI held its 10th Improvement Scholars Program (ISP) and Fellows Symposium with over 130 people in attendance either virtually or in person. The following projects were presented: “Evaluation and Management of Anemia in Pregnancy” presented by Katelin Zahn, MD and Erin Huprich, MSN, WHNP “Standardizing the Evaluation and Management of Young … Read more

IHQI Associate Director Recognized As A Friend of Nursing

July 5, 2023

Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, FASA was recently recognized as a Friend of Nursing. This award is given to a physician or advance care provider that has exemplified interdisciplinary collaboration and has been recognized by nursing staff for their exceptional partnership and contributions to nursing.  “Lavinia is a true friend of nursing, she demonstrated the One Great … Read more

CLQS student presents poster at the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

June 7, 2023

Congratulations to Brittany Cureton, MPH who presented her poster “Improving Cesarean Hemorrhage Through the Use of a Protocolized Checklist; a Quality Improvement Initiative” at the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) during May 2023 in New Orleans. Brittany was a student of CLQS Cohort #7 and was mentored by Johanna Quist-Nelson, MD and Liz … Read more