CIR has changed the way Quality Improvement and Patient Safety work and education has been done in our hospital and made it wide spread.
Being part of a union has shown me that getting together a group of motivated, impressionable, hard-working and intelligent people behind a cause can make a great impact. In my time so far as a member of CIR, I’ve learned so much: Say yes to opportunities as they come. Learn at least one thing from everyone you interact with. Get a team together to instill change. Gain as much leadership experience as possible. Small groups with big goals can make a difference.
As the Massachusetts Regional Vice President, I look forward to helping to create more collaboration between hospitals at large: sharing of ideas, national projects, creating an online forum to share ideas. I also want to work on expanding the membership , especially in the New England region.
My hope is to continue to build Quality Improvement and Patient Safety education throughout our hospital and region. This is a focus area for me and I hope to stay involved in this realm for my career.
I would also love to be involved in building a more national CIR Community and then we can work together in Advocacy and Service projects nationally.