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Faculty and staff

Angela Starkweather

Colleen Lynch, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Assistant Director for Quality Improvement Education
Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
P.O. Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567
Phone: (804) 628-7552
E-mail: cplynch@vcu.edu


Education

  • MSN - Nursing Administration and Adult Health Nursing, Villanova University
  • BSN - Nursing, Villanova University

Academic Appointments and Other Significant Work Experience

  • Director, Performance Measurement & Improvement/Director, Center for Data & Informatics - Community Care Network of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
  • National Project Director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Outpatient Quality Project - Virginia Health Quality Center (Richmond, VA)
  • Director, Risk Management - Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital (Richmond, VA)
  • Quality Improvement Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Services – Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (Richmond, VA)
  • Risk Management Consultant - The Virginia Insurance Reciprocal (Richmond, VA)
  • Quality Assessment and Improvement Analyst - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Clinical Experience

  • Cardiovascular Surgery Progressive Care Unit, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (Richmond, VA)
  • Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Transplant Operating Room, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Surgical Nursing Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Certifications, Honors and Awards

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Green Belt – Healthcare
  • Healthcare Risk Management Certification
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Certification in Perioperative Nursing Practice
  • Registered Nurse, Virginia Board of Nursing

Selected Invited Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer, James Madison University undergraduate Quality Management course, Harrisonburg, VA, Spring semester 2013
  • “Using EMR as a Tool for Quality Measurement and Improvement”, Virginia Rural Health Association Annual Conference, Staunton, VA, November 2008
  • “Challenges of a Statewide EMR Implementation”, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Health IT Conference, November 2007, Arlington, VA
  • “Supporting Transformational Change in the Physician Office Setting”, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Annual QIO Conference, Hunt Valley, MD, September 2005
  • “Support for Physician Office Quality Improvement”, American Health Quality Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2005
  • “Six Silver Bullets: Transformational Change in the Physician Office Setting”, National Quality Improvement Organization Tri-Regional Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL, June 2004
  • “Physician Office Quality: Present and Future”, American Health Quality Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2004
  • “Physician Office Setting and Medicare+Choice”, American Health Quality Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 2003
  • “Operating Room Liability”, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) of Northern Virginia Annual Meeting, Winchester, VA, February 1996

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Virginia Association for Healthcare Quality