Analytic, use of data to find opportunity
Passion and drive for quality and safety
Communications with Physicians and staff
Setting expectations and boundaries
Program development and implementation
Provide high quality invasive and non-invasive patient-centered care including heart catheterization, echocardiography, stress testing, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT and peripheral vascular testing.
Leader of a multi-disciplinary team composed Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Allied Health personnel providing excellent comprehensive Cardiovascular care.
First Echo Lab in Minnesota to achieve ICAEL accreditation. We were one of ten pilot labs nationally.
Expansion of services including vascular studies, contrast, 3-dimensional, interventional (TAVR, MitraClip, ASD/PFO closure device)
Increased procedure volume, >500% for transthoracic studies to more than 16,000 annually.
50 top Heart Hospitals award.
Oversee peer review, credentialing and quality for the department.
Service expansion including TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, ASD/PFO occluder device placement, peripheral vascular disease program, advanced heart failure (including CardioMems and LVAD).
Transformation into a regional program of excellence with outreach presence in eighteen communities in Central Minnesota.
Member of Hospital Bylaws Update Committee that rewrote the bylaws. This was significant in that it provided a mechanism for our vision of future growth and care improvement.
Involved in and led efforts to maintain excellence in the quality of our Medical Staff, and dealt with issues (including behavioral) that threatened to compromise it. T
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Member, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Board of Echocardiography
Association For Physician Leadership
Minnesota Hospital Association
Minnesota Medical Association
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