Assistant Director of Patient Safety, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Plotts serves as the Assistant Director of Patient Safety for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Her clinical experience led her to the field of patient safety and served as the patient safety officer and worked on various projects for AI, including CUSP for VAP and the national CLABSI initiative. She was a past patient safety fellow with the AIPSQLA academy (formerly AI Patient Safety Fellowship). Plotts was a member of one of the first Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) teams at Johns Hopkins Hospital and provides leadership, mentorship and coaching to CUSP teams across Johns Hopkins Medicine and to hospitals nationally and internationally. She is most interested in Just Culture implementation, safety culture measurement and assessment and multidisciplinary collaboration as a tool to improve patient outcomes.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Towson University and a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management. She came to Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2000 as a critical care nurse in the Weinberg Adult Surgical ICU. In addition to clinical nursing experience, she also served as the Transfusion Safety Officer in the JHH Department of Pathology and a Patient Safety Coordinator for Johns Hopkins Hospital.