New Quality & Patient Safety Officer Joins the Department

Stephanie Gore,RN, joins us today, December 3, 2018, as our Quality and Patient Safety Officer.

Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida College of Nursing, where she is also in the home stretch in completing her masters of science in Nursing Leadership and Management. In her most recent role she worked as a clinical nurse leader in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit here at UF Health Shands Hospital. She is well known for her clinical skills and experience and she has established herself as an effective leader who champions quality improvement and patient safety practices that embrace the patient-centered care team model.

Stephanie’s responsibilities in her new role include oversight of the department’s quality improvement activities:

  • Plan, implement, and manage development of the department’s quality and patient safety programs
  • Serve as a highly visible, energetic champion of quality and patient safety and work closely with UF Health quality performance leaders to continuously study and evaluate safety improvement opportunities, aggregate measures to monitor the effectiveness of quality systems and processes, and broadly evaluate the patient care experience across surgical, procedural, and critical care partners
  • Collaborate with department leadership and clinical staff in the provision, analysis, interpretation, and publication of clinical data
  • Formulate strategies to implement improvements and provide formal and informal learning opportunities for clinical staff
  • Educate physicians, anesthetists, fellows, residents, and staff on how to measure and achieve clinical improvements, improve patient outcomes, optimize the patient and clinician experience
  • Report to the department’s Physician Director of Quality, Dr. Caruso, and meets at least quarterly with the department’s leadership team