Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Using the collective knowledge and resources of its members to achieve better healthcare, improved health and lower healthcare costs

Who We Are

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for North Dakota and South Dakota. Great Plains QIN partner organizations have a long history of collaborating to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the region.

Our Mission

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network uses the collective knowledge and resources of its members to achieve the aims of better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs.

Our Vision

Through collaboration and partnership, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network aspires to make health in our region the best in the nation.

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Our Leadership Team

Ryan Sailor, MBA

Ryan Sailor, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Great Plains QIN

Nancy Beaumont

Nancy Beaumont

Vice President
Great Plains QIN

Julie Overstreet, CPA

Julie Overstreet, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Great Plains QIN

Community Coalition Quality Improvement Team

Nathan Brintnell, MS

Nathan Brintnell, MS

North Dakota

Stacie Fredenburg, BA

Stacie Fredenburg, BA

South Dakota

Natasha Green, MBA, RN

Natasha Green, MBA, RN

North Dakota

Lisa Thorp, BSN, CDCES

Lisa Thorp, BSN, CDCES

North Dakota

Carolyne Tufte, LPN

Carolyne Tufte, LPN

Quality Improvement Advisor

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Team

Jenifer Lauckner, RN

Jenifer Lauckner, RN

North Dakota

Lori Hintz, RN, CDP, CADDCT

Lori Hintz, RN, CDP, CADDCT

South Dakota

Dee Kaser, RN, CDCES

Dee Kaser, RN, CDCES

North and South Dakota

Tammy Wagner, RN, CADDCT, CDP, LSSGB

Tammy Wagner, RN, CADDCT, CDP, LSSGB

North and South Dakota

Additional Quality Improvement Team Members

Jennifer Everson, RN, BSN, MHA, CPHQ

Jennifer Everson, RN, BSN, MHA, CPHQ

Quality Improvement Advisor

Jeremy Frink

Jeremy Frink

Information Technology Director | Security Officer

Krystal Hays, DNP, RN, RAC-CT

Krystal Hays, DNP, RN, RAC-CT

Regional Project Manager

Lorrie Lendvoy, MS

Lorrie Lendvoy, MS

Statistician

Keri McDermott, BA

Keri McDermott, BA

Communications Director

Kelsey Olson, BA

Kelsey Olson, BA

Communications Specialist

Stephanie Meduna, RN, BSN

Stephanie Meduna, RN, BSN

Quality Improvement Advisor

Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) Team

 

Natasha Green, MBA, RN

Natasha Green, MBA, RN

Regional Lead

Carrie Sorenson, PharmD

Carrie Sorenson, PharmD

Quality Improvement Advisor

Tasha Peltier, MPH, CPH

Tasha Peltier, MPH, CPH

Quality Improvement Advisor

Mindy Heuer RN, CST

Mindy Heuer RN, CST

Quality Improvement Advisor

Nancy McDonald, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Nancy McDonald, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Quality Improvement Advisor

Jess Danko

Jess Danko

Quality Improvement Advisor