Vizient Southern States Quality Leaders Network Meeting

April 14, 2022

This activity will recognize and address the current challenges that have been accentuated by the pandemic.  It will establish baseline education on how to align improvement projects with top organization priorities and utilize a problem-solving tool such as the A3, to help quality leaders and project leaders scope projects and reengage their organizations in improvement activities.  This activity also provides the opportunity for participants to engage with the subject matter expert as well as discussion forums with colleagues to address current performance improvement and quality challenges along with current strategies to reengage and how a problem-solving tool might assist in moving forward.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

1.    Identify how an A3 can support improvement initiatives to get back on track post pandemic.
2.    Describe how an A3 aligns projects with business goals, identifying savings such as resources, time, or money.
3.    Illustrate best practice sharing and knowledge exchange between quality leaders and subject matter expert.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/14/2022 - 12:15pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/14/2022 - 1:30pm CDT
Live activity
United States

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. 

Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

FDA Off-Label Use
Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States. 


Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
Planning committee
Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
Sr. Director Clinical Improvement
Vizient Southern States

Dave Bloomquist, MBA, MS, Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Manager

Kristine Lyons, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Chief Quality Transformation Officer
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital

Nicole Stubbs, BSN, RN, CLNC, ACM
VP Performance Improvement
Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Sandi Wilson, MS -HRM, BS-BM, SSGB
FinTek Group, Inc


Karissa McConnell, BS, 
Industrial Engineering Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Project Manager
FinTek Group, Inc.


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement:

This activity is designated for 1.25 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 General CE - Attendance
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