Center for Health & Medical Affairs
Quality Leadership in Health Care: Creating a Culture for Success
Thursday, December 17, 5:30 PM
The MN Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Center for Health & Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business present: Quality Leadership in Health Care: Creating a Culture for Success
Today's world is changing rapidly. Developing and equipping leaders with the right skills and process thinking is, and will be, a key factor in delivering sustainable business results. Health care leadership has historically delegated quality management. With or without health care reform, the importance of managing quality and its relationship to revenue, expense, market and most importantly, to the care and outcomes of patients, is becoming a key initiative and responsibility of senior health care leadership.
John Reiling, president and CEO of Safe by Design, and Mary Griep, director of Lean Six Sigma Operations and Corporate Quality at 3M Company, will discuss 3M’s quality initiatives and explore how they can be related to health care to achieve the desired results in improved quality and safety while lowering costs, raising revenues and increasing market share.
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John G. Reiling, Ph.D. is president and CEO of Safe by Design, and former president and CEO of SynergyHealth, Inc. and St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in West Bend, WI, an 82-bed hospital that was rebuilt utilizing patient safety, quality and safe design principles. Dr. Reiling has a 30-year career in health care administration. He has been recognized as one of the “50 Health Care Leaders for the 21st Century” by the American Hospital Association. He consults with hospitals and health systems across the country regarding facility and patient care designs that emphasize safety, error reduction and quality.
Mary Griep is director of Lean Six Sigma Operations and Corporate Quality for 3M Corporation. She has a broad-based background in manufacturing operations at a production and business level and has worked in several 3M businesses. She has successfully led focus factory implementations, commercialized several key programs for growth and led cultural and operational changes. Current responsibilities include the refocusing and strengthening of quality leadership and Lean Six Sigma throughout the 3M enterprise. ?