Radvansky Completes Quality Residency
Palo Alto County Health System would like to congratulate Bob Radvansky, RN, on his recent completion of the Iowa Quality Residency Program, offered by the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) through the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
Health care quality professionals are integral leaders in improving quality and safety while preventing harm. Unfortunately, hospital leaders report high turnover in these positions. Frequently, when a new quality leader is appointed, the previous quality leader has already left the organization, creating a knowledge gap. The Iowa Quality Residency Program is designed to provide knowledge, support and networking opportunities that will position quality leaders for success. This is an intense 6-month program includes in-person learning sessions, coaching calls, pre- and post-learning assessments and interactive discussion among quality leaders. Goals of the program are to assist with the transition from novice to expert quality leader, support professional development, advance critical thinking and data-driven decision-making, and to provide networking opportunities for quality leaders.
The 2017-2018 graduating class will be recognized for their hard work at the IAHQ Spring Conference being held on April 18, 2018, at the IHA Conference Center in Des Moines, IA.
Bob assumed his position of Quality Assurance/Infection Prevention/Risk Manager in July 2017 and he started the residency program in August of 2017.