Patricia A. Rutherford, RN, MS

Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for leading innovation work in IHI's patient and family-centered care, clinical office practice redesign, optimizing care coordination and transitions in care, and the Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative. She is also the co-investigator for the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative. Her skills include knowledge of process improvement, innovation, and idealized design; coaching clinicians, staff, and senior leaders on process improvement; and managing all aspects of large-scale performance improvement initiatives.

Areas of Expertise:
Innovation, Reducing Hospital Readmissions, Middle Mangers.