By Andy Norton, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen Jaskuta, RN, BSN, MS-HA, as System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety at Main Line Health, effective Monday, April 17. Eileen brings a wealth of experience to her position at Main Line Health, having spent more than 30 years in Nursing and Quality and Patient Safety leadership roles at both Meritus Health and the Mercy Health System.
At MLH, Eileen will be responsible for the administrative oversight, coordination, and management of Systemwide quality activities, including: Patient Safety, Risk Management, Infection Prevention and Control, Performance Measurement and Analytics, Performance Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, Credentials/Privileging and Medical Staff Services/Peer Review.
Most recently, Eileen served as Chief Quality Officer/Vice President of Quality Management at Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD. Under her leadership there, Hospital Acquired Conditions were reduced by 38% in 2014, 22% in 2015 and 21% in 2016. She also was responsible for care management and improving care coordination in a capitated payment environment. Prior to her role at Meritus Health, Eileen was Vice President, Quality/Chief Quality Officer at Mercy Health System in Conshohocken, PA, which includes four acute care facilities, physician practices and home health. She also served as an active member and leader on the Trinity Health Clinical Quality Council, responsible for the education and dissemination of information to other members of Trinity Health in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Eileen received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from West Chester University and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She also holds a Six Sigma Lean Methodologies Graduate Certificate (black belt equivalent). She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality and the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.
I am confident that Eileen’s expertise, vast experience, and commitment to excellence, will further advance the culture of Patient Safety and Quality that each of you work hard to promote every day. Please join me in welcoming Eileen to Main Line Health. At the same time, I want to express my deepest gratitude on behalf of the Main Line Health leadership team to Sharon DiRienzo for her exceptional contributions and leadership as she graciously stepped in to lead our safety and quality efforts on an interim basis during the search period.