Over 100 members representing all healthcare practice settings and professionals. Working together to improve the quality of healthcare, delivered in a cost efficient way, to the people in Kentucky.
Currently serves as Program Manager of Quality and Patient Safety at CHI Saint Joseph London in London, KY. Amanda has 20 years of nursing experience dedicated to improving the delivery of safe and quality patient care, with the last 13 years being directly involved in quality improvement in the acute care setting. Amanda has an additional role as the Sepsis Coordinator at Saint Joseph London and was recently added to the Ky Sepsis Consortium Steering Committee.
She received her BSN from the University of the Cumberlands. She became a Certified Fellow in Quality Improvement in 2018 by the Kentucky Hospital Association in partnership with CMS. Additionally, Amanda is a Certified Healthcare Quality Professional and a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional. Amanda previously served as the secretary for KAHQ, and also continues as the Bluegrass Chapter Lead.
Brittany has served in healthcare for over 10 years, with the majority of this time spent in quality improvement. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University and a Masters in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Administration from Western Kentucky University. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Grayson County Healthcare Foundation, a charitable foundation with an aim of improving the health of Grayson County residents. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Nursing, Quality, & Patient Safety at Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center.
Brittany also has experience in nursing management, infection prevention, accreditation, and practice management. She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. In addition to serving as the KAHQ Secretary, Brittany also serves as the Western Chapter Lead
Certified as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional, and has served on a clinical advisory workgroup for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and currently sits on the DNV Healthcare Advisory Board Accreditation Committee.
Prior to transitioning to her current role in quality she had 10 years working within the Critical Care service line both at the bedside and as management focusing on implementing best practices to improve patient care.
Served as a healthcare quality professional for over 30 years lending her experience in geriatrics, behavioral health, pediatrics, and women’s services. She has been a Certified Healthcare Quality Professional since 1992. She received her Masters in Business Administration with Healthcare focus in 2011 at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a Certified Fellow, in Quality Improvement since 2018, by Kentucky Hospital Association. She holds a Green Belt, under Norton Healthcare’s Performance Improvement Leadership Program.
Shirley has accreditation and certification experience with The Joint Commission, DNV/NIAHO, Surgical Review Committee, American College of Surgeons, American College of Radiology, Society of Patient Safety, Baby Friendly USA, American College of Pathology, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, to name a few.
Received both a BSN and MSN from the University of Louisville and has been a nurse for 20 years, 16 of which was spent at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She was an Infection Preventionist for 10 years and then the Quality Manager for the remainder.
In July 2019, she moved to Northern KY to take a position at St. Elizabeth Healthcare as the System Director for Patient Safety, Accreditation, and Infection Control. She lives on a 25 acre farm with her husband of 20 years and her dog.
Acted as the Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky. She earned her BSN at the University of Louisville and her MSN at Bellarmine University. She was a pediatric ICU nurse and CCRN for over 25 years and director of a large Pediatric ICU. During that time, she served as national faculty for the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. She has also worked as a CNS for a large pediatric cardiology practice and as nurse consultant and nurse faculty for the Children’s Hospital Association’s Quality Transformation Network and the National Pediatric Cardiology Improvement Collaborative.
Deb also has 15 years experience as a legal nurse consultant and has co-authored papers on Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, pediatric codes and pediatric sepsis collaborative work.
She is currently serving on the Steering Committee for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Collaborative.
A charter member of KAHQ since its formation in 1990 and a Certified Healthcare Quality Professional (CPHQ) since 1994. Currently employed by the state behavioral health authority for almost two and one-half (2½) decades where his functions as healthcare quality professional. An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC), as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a MSN and MA in Clinical Psychology.
A nurse for over three and one-half (3½) decades, all in psychiatric/mental health nursing with a focus in holistic health and total wellness including spiritual health. Clinical experience has been in acute, semi-acute, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) and outpatient (OP) treatments in mental illness and chemical dependency. Also, a parish-based outpatient psychotherapist for individuals, couples, and families covering eight (8) churches over as many rural Kentucky counties, and an ordained deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.