Speaker Topics: Center for Innovation in Quality Care
Hanan Aboumatar, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate for Education and Research
As a physician who trained and practiced in Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Aboumatar uses her background and experience to improve patient safety and healthcare quality via system-based interventions, health communications interventions, multidisciplinary education and training of health professionals, as well as by “hardwiring” behaviors into practice. Dr. Aboumatar is designing innovative, longitudinal patient safety curriculum for Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing; as well as Teamwork and Communication training for multidisciplinary care teams throughout the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Aboumatar’s innovations in health professions education include multidisciplinary teaching, a variety of learning formats including online learning, incorporating patient safety throughout the formal curriculum, using traditional hospital structures in non-traditional ways (e.g.,. M&M rounds), and applying new communication behaviors and norms into clinical practice. Dr. Aboumatar holds her MD from the American University of Beirut, and both her MPH and Health Finance and Management Certificate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her postgraduate training in Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH and her General Preventive Medicine and Public Health training at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.
David R. Baker, Dr. P.H., M.B.A.
Manager, Operations, Metrics, and Patient Flow
David Baker has 15 years of experience in domestic and international project management, strategy, quality improvement and change management. Mr. Baker has been with the Center for Innovation since 2003. At the Center, Mr. Baker oversees Center operations and works with Johns Hopkins Hospital units to develop, facilitate, measure, and replicate quality improvement efforts. He has helped develop, implement and facilitate ongoing use of hospital-wide quality and safety measurement tools. Through both his academic and professional experience, he has developed expertise in analyzing complex systems problems and facilitating patient flow improvement. Mr. Baker is trained as a Black Belt in Six Sigma quality improvement methodology and is a fluent speaker of Russian. Mr. Baker has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Yale University School of Management and a Doctor in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Richard "Chip" Davis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Innovation and Patient Safety
Richard Davis is Johns Hopkins Medicine’s (JHM) Vice President for Innovation and Patient Safety, directing JHM’s system-wide effort to improve the quality, efficiency and safety of patient care. Dr. Davis also serves as Executive Director, for the JHM Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, for JHM Access Services and for Johns Hopkins Hospital System’s East Baltimore Ambulatory Operations.
As Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, Dr. Davis oversees a multidisciplinary staff leading initiatives to facilitate innovative, patient-centered approaches to make Hopkins the safest place to receive patient care. The Center works to improve the quality and safety of patient care by providing faculty and staff with the means to identify, measure and correct system flaws and direct organizational change.
A faculty member of both The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s division of Health Policy and Management, and the University’s Business of Medicine program, Dr. Davis has taught graduate level courses on leadership, organizational behavior and quality in medical settings for more than a decade. He regularly consults on leadership, quality, efficiency, cost control, patient safety and other related issues for public and private health systems nationally and internationally.
Dr. Davis has a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Renee Demski, M.S.W., M.B.A.
Senior Director, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care
Renee Demski currently serves as the Senior Director of Johns Hopkins Medicine's Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care as well as the Senior Director of Quality Improvement and Operations Integration for the Johns Hopkins Health System. In these roles, she is working on the effective integration of services across the health care continuum for The Johns Hopkins Health System with the goal of maximizing organizational improvement, efficiencies and the value of clinical services. Specifically, amongst other projects, Ms. Demski led the strategic design and implementation of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Revenue Recovery Initiative which applied Lean Sigma methodology to the front-end registration process. This initiative continues to be successful in driving outcomes with over $50 million return over a 5-year period.
Ms. Demski has been a Johns Hopkins employee for 20 years. She has an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Business of Medicine Program.
Deborah B. Hobson, B.S.N.
Chairperson, Quality Improvement
Deborah Hobson is the Quality Improvement Chairperson and a Staff Nurse in the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In addition, she is a Patient Safety Clinical Specialist for the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. In this role she is co-leader of several Johns Hopkins Medicine or Johns Hopkins Hospital and affiliates collaboratives including: Intensive Care Unit, deep-vein thrombosis prevention and anticoagulation, medication reconciliation, and surgical site infection prevention. Ms. Hobson has worked with several hospitals in the U.S. and overseas on patient safety and quality initiatives. She also works with the Johns Hopkins Quality and Patient Safety Research Group conducting research on quality and safety in critical care, palliative care, eliminating blood stream infections, eliminating surgical site infections, and sepsis care. Ms. Hobson has been with Johns Hopkins since 1980. Ms. Hobson earned her BSN (honors) in Nursing from the University of Maryland.
Lori Paine, R.N., M.S.
Director of Patient Safety
Lori Paine leads the strategic planning process for patient safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms. Paine facilitates the Hopkins Patient Safety Committee activities, manages the hospital’s event reporting system (PSN), oversees the cultural assessment and coordinates the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (Executive Rounds). In addition, Ms. Paine advises hospitals in the U.S. and overseas on how to assess and change hospital culture so that they become safer and provide higher levels of quality of care. Ms. Paine has been with Hopkins since 1988 where she has held various roles in labor and delivery nursing, management, hospital administration, product line development, and work process redesign. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Nazareth College and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Change Management from the Johns Hopkins University.
Stephanie Peditto, M.H.S.
Director of Innovation, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care
Stephanie Peditto is charged with developing strategies for the Center. Ms. Peditto’s role includes identification of opportunities for innovation, improvement, and external collaborations on quality and safety topics. In addition, she develops curriculum in leadership and organizational behavior as it relates to quality and safety. She has worked in clinical quality and patient safety collaborations in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Middle East. In addition, Ms. Peditto is a Faculty Associate for the Johns Hopkins Carrey Business School. Ms. Peditto’s previous role was as Director of Inpatient Services for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Ms. Peditto has worked with the National Quality Forum (and the former National Committee for Quality Health Care) to provide consultative, analytical, and writing services in support of its Executive Institute and National Quality Healthcare Award. In that role, Stephanie has been the project lead on the CEO Survival Guides to Performance Measurement, Pay for Performance, Electronic Health Records, and Patient Safety. She has a MHS from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BS from Juniata College.
Laura Winner, B.S.N., M.B.A.
Lean Sigma Deployment Leader, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Laura Winner is the Lean Sigma Deployment Leader for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System in Baltimore, Maryland. In this role she has overseen the training and mentoring of over 150 healthcare Green Belts. Ms. Winner is a Lean Sigma Master Black Belt and serves as faculty for the Lean Sigma Prescription for Healthcare® course. She completed Green Belt training with General Electric and Black Belt training and certification through Motorola. Ms. Winner holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from the Business of Medicine program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies and has a joint appointment with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has over ten years of clinical nursing experience at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Emergency Nursing and Cardiology.