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Rural Quality Improvement Steering Committee

The purpose of the Rural Quality Improvement Steering Committee is to provide the framework for developing a QI plan that is comprehensive, integrated and holistic in its approach to quality management. The Committee was asked to make recommendations regarding forms, reports, and education that are needed to implement the model QI plan. 

The Nebraska Hospital Association, the QIO and the Nebraska Health & Human Services Office of Rural Health sponsored a Quality Improvement Conference in May of 2002. At that time several volunteers came forward to work on this project. Since 2002, others have joined the committee and its important work has continued.

Current Members

Margaret Brockman, MSN, RN, Chair Administrator, Office of Rural Health, Division of Public Health
Nebraska Health and Human Services
Lincoln

Gail Brondum, LPN, BS
Executive Director
Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety
Omaha

Nikki Clement, MSN, RN
Network Coordinator, Rural Health Services
CHI Health Good Samaritan
Kearney

Janet Endorf-Olson, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Quality Improvement Director Great Plains QIN
Lincoln

Marty Fattig, MHA, ACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Nemaha County Hospital
Auburn

Anne Hansen, CPHQ, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Quality & Population Health
Prairie Health Ventures
Lincoln

Nancy Jo Hansen
FLEX and SHIP Program Manager
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Lincoln

Donnette Hoyle, BSN, RN
Network Coordinator
CHI Health Rural Services
Lincoln
 
Amber Lubben, BSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Gothenburg Health
Gothenburg

Shari Michl, RN, CPHQ
Director of Quality
Fillmore County Hospital
Geneva

Kermit Moore, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer
Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn

Darcy Ost, BSN, RN
Performance Improvement, Educator Safety & Risk Management Coordinator
Henderson Health Care
Henderson

Christina Pollard, BA
Chief Quality Officer
Valley County Health System
Ord

Bill Redinger, BSQ, LSSGB, CQE, CPHQ
Quality Engineer Specialist

Denise Sabatka, RN, BSN
Director, Quality Services
Saunders Medical Center
Wahoo

Anne Skinner, RHIA, MS
Data Analyst/Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha

Erin Starr, RN, BSN, CPHQ
Chief Quality Officer
Jefferson Community Health & Life
Fairbury
 
Anne Timmerman, MT (ASCP), CPHQ
Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Coordinator
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
West Point

Jackie Trojan, RN, BSN, CPHQ
Quality Improvement Advisor
Great Plains QIN
Lincoln

Jayne VanAsperen, RN, BSN
Rural Division Quality Officer
Bryan Health
Lincoln

NHA Staff
Margaret Woeppel, RN, MSN, CPHQ
Vice President, Quality and Data
Nebraska Hospital Association
Lincoln

Andrea Cramer-Price, RN, MHA, CPHQ
HIIN Program Manager
Nebraska Hospital Association
Lincoln

Dana Steiner, MBA, BSN
HIIN Program Director
Nebraska Hospital Association
Lincoln


Charge

The Rural Quality Improvement Steering Committee was charged with the responsibility of developing a model QI plan for Nebraska hospitals that will:

  • Provide a workable model for completing quality improvement activities
  • Satisfy regulatory requirements
  • Help hospitals assure the delivery of high-quality patient care
  • Developing sample forms for use in completing quality improvement activities
  • Developing a dashboard report for use by hospitals
  • Identifying education necessary to accomplish the goals of this plan