30 May

Linda Cronenwett QSEN Leadership Award: Dr. Suzie Miltner!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!   DR. SUZIE MILTNER     Congratulations to Dr. Suzie Miltner who received the Linda Cronenwett QSEN Leadership Award on May 29th, 2019!  Dr. Miltner graduated from the VAQS fellowship in 2012 and is now a part of the core faculty at the national Coordinating Center as well as a Senior Scholar at Birmingham.   Dr. Brant Oliver - "I am very excited to see Dr. Miltner awarded this prestigious honor.  She is a great exemplar for the nursing discipline to aspire to and also in areas of leadership, health professions education,
29 Apr

SQUIRE-EDU: Congratulations VAQS Faculty & Alumni!

Congratulations to our VAQS colleagues on their recent publication of SQUIRE-EDU guidelines (click to read more)! SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) are a set of guidelines that help standardize reports about quality, safety, and value of healthcare.  SQUIRE-EDU was created as an extension of SQUIRE 2.0 to help expand educational science by increasing the completeness, transparency, and replicability of reports that used systematic efforts to improve quality, safety, and/or value of health professions’ education. Three key components are emphasized in SQUIRE-EDU: Inclusion of a description of the local education gap Consideration of the impacts of educational improvement to patients,
12 Feb

Drs. Spalluto and Lewis: VA-PALS National Program Evaluation

Congratulations to Nashville second year fellows Drs. Lucy Spalluto and Jennifer Lewis! The pair will be co-leading the Veterans Affairs - Partnership to Increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) national program evaluation. Read more about the initiative here!  
20 Jun

2018 Alumna of the Year Awardee – Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH

Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH is the 2018 recipient of the VA Quality Scholars Alumna of the Year Award due to her significant contributions to healthcare quality improvement through her leadership of national initiatives. Dr. Susan Kirsh was a fellow at the Cleveland VA site and graduated from the program in 2008. Dr. Kirsh has served in numerous roles during her career of improving care in the Veterans Health Administration. She practiced as an internist for many years at the Cleveland VAMC and more recently worked in VA Central Office in the Primary Care Program Office leading Shared Medical Appointments in support
08 Jun

Congratulations Senior Faculty Scholar Dr. Patricia Patrician!

Congratulations to Senior Faculty Scholar Patricia Patrician, PhD on being named the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing! https://www.uab.edu/news/people/item/9068-patrician-named-booth-endowed-chair
27 Apr

Congratulations Dr. Lea Vella!

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12 Apr

Press Release: Dr. Brant Oliver’s National Multiple Sclerosis QI Collaborative Study

White River Junction Senior Faculty Scholar Brant Oliver, PhD, NP, MSN, MPH, APRN-BC is leading a national multicenter study to improve multiple sclerosis care. VTDigger.org reports news throughout the state of Vermont and announced Dr. Oliver's study in a recent press release. Dr. Oliver was also interviewed by a local news station - watch the clip here!   Congrats, Dr. Oliver!
15 Feb

Congratulations Dr. Michelle Slater!

Cleveland fellow Michelle Slater, DNP, RN, CNOR has accepted the position of Nurse Manager for Specialty Care Clinics in CBOC. She will be using her leadership, quality improvement, and systems thinking skills to implement a new model of care to improve veteran access to specialty care in her new role. Congrats!
26 Jan

Jason Tuckerman Featured in STAT: Reducing Opioid Prescriptions in Cleveland VA System

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19 Jul

Alumni Spotlight – Katherine Mitchell, MD, RN

Confidently Tackling QI Dilemmas & Publishing: When I started the VAQS program, I was in awe of the alumni and their accomplishments. I wasn't sure if I could measure up. However, through the VAQS program I developed self-confidence as I progressively acquired the skills needed to create/conduct QI projects and publish in peer-reviewed journals. I applied my VAQS training to create a solid foundation upon which to build practical QI skills within real world setting of a VA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) office. During the course of my VAQS program, I was able to leverage knowledge gained in the VAQS program