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Call for Nominations: UNCMC Quality and Safety Awards 2021

April 19, 2021

UNC Medical Center is requesting nominations for its annual Quality and Safety Awards, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC) meeting. Janet Hadar, President of UNC Hospitals, and Dr. Tom Ivester, Chief Medical Officer, sponsor the awards. To be eligible for the award, nominations should represent a team from the Medical … Continued

IHQI Associate Director, Dr. Lavinia Kolarczyk, Named Medical Director for Perioperative Care Redesign

February 25, 2021

UNC Health’s Care Redesign Team is pleased to announce that Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD, FASA, has been named Medical Director for Perioperative Care Redesign, effective March 1. In this new role, Dr. Kolarczyk will lead our System’s Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program, which works to implement evidence-based surgical pathways across UNC Health and has proven … Continued

Registration Open for CLQS Symposium on March 3

February 11, 2021

Please join us for the Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety Symposium on March 3. Students and faculty mentors will present their presentations on Zoom. Details in flyer below. Register at https://tinyurl.com/CLQS2021

Recruitment Appeal for IHQI Quality Analysts

January 20, 2021

UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) invites applications for two Quality Analysts Applications due Jan. 31, 2021 The position is ideal for someone passionate about improving healthcare and health. The role demands organization, versatility, creativity, confidence, enthusiasm and teamwork. Link to job posting: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/jobs/6146145-quality-slash-organizational-analyst-inst-of-hospital-quality-innovation IHQI Quality Analyst The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement’s (IHQI) … Continued

Call for Letters of Intent: IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

November 2, 2020

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) invites letters of intent from clinicians interested in IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program. Letters are due Dec 3, 2020. Improvement Scholars is a structured, experiential learning program. Improvement Scholars learn clinical improvement leadership by proposing, designing and leading a project with guidance and support from experienced clinical improvement leaders. IHQI provides … Continued

IHQI Announces New Associate Directors

October 9, 2020

Dr. Lavinia Kolarczyk and Dr. Carlton Moore have accepted appointments as Associate Directors of UNC’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI). Dr. Kolarczyk and Dr. Moore were selected from a highly-qualified pool of candidates following a competitive search process. Dr. Kolarczyk is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Dr. Kolarczyk led the … Continued

Improvement Scholars Present Projects at IHQI’s First Virtual Symposium

September 16, 2020

IHQI’s first virtual Improvement Scholars Symposium was held on September 15, 2020, on Zoom. Seven Improvement Scholars presented the results of their quality improvement projects that began last fall, and a virtual breakout room reception followed. Darren DeWalt, IHQI Director, and Laura Brown, IHQI Executive Director, kicked off the program by acknowledging the inspiring work of … Continued

Recruitment Appeal for IHQI Quality Leader

September 1, 2020

UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) is recruiting a Quality and Organizational Excellence Leader. Please share widely. Applications due Sept. 18, 2020. The position is ideal for someone passionate about improving healthcare and health. Must be an exceptional project manager. The role demands versatility, creativity, confidence and enthusiasm. https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/jobs/5534827-quality-and-organizational-excellence-leader-inst-healthcare-quality-improvement Description The UNC Institute for … Continued

Recruitment Appeal for IHQI Associate Director

August 18, 2020

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) invites applications for an Associate Director. The Associate Director serves as a faculty coach for Improvement Scholars and is a core member of IHQI’s faculty leadership. IHQI’s mission is to catalyze healthcare improvement, spread and culture change by developing and mentoring clinical improvement leaders. Improvement Scholars is … Continued