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Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) has a team of highly-committed, quality improvement experts who are ready to meet you where you are at in your quality improvement journey. Committed to the mission of making healthcare in our region the best in the nation, we look forward to partnering with you to make care in your organization and community even better.

We are excited to introduce you, or re-introduce you, to our Great Plains content experts who will be leading the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition efforts over the next five years. We will introduce and share a little more about our team in the weeks ahead.

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Tammy Wagner, RN, LSSGB, CDP, CADDCT
Quality Improvement Advisor
402/476-1399; Ext. 523

A little about my work experience/background…I have been a nurse for 29 years with experience in long-term care, inpatient rehab and PPS/CAH hospital settings as a staff nurse, house supervisor, leader. I am a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

I joined Great Plains Quality Innovation Network four years ago where I have worked across healthcare settings to improve medication safety and coordination of care between settings, antibiotic stewardship, opioid stewardship, and working with the American Hospital Association Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network. I am passionate about reducing barriers and duplicative work, improving quality and safe healthcare across all care settings.

With this new QIN-QIO task order, my role is…to support the Community Coalition and Nursing Home work to achieve the 5 broad aims set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes, Increase Patient Safety, Improve Chronic Disease Self-Management (Cardiac/Vascular Health, Diabetes, and slowing/preventing End Stage Renal Disease), Increase Quality Care Transitions and Improving the Quality and Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Settings.

I am most looking forward to…working with healthcare providers in North and South Dakota, building relationships and helping drive improvements while meeting healthcare providers where they are in their quality improvement journey.

At the end of the workday, what brings me the most satisfaction/joy is...helping people in achieving their quality improvement goals.

Additional things you might want to know about me…I am married to a LT Colonel in the Army who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. I have a son and daughter, two step-sons and their spouses, but most important…I have three beautiful granddaughters (all under 5 years of age)!

How to reach me. I look forward to connecting with you.
402/476-1399; Ext. 523

We are looking for committed nursing homes, hospitals, community leaders, health systems and anyone interested in improving care in your community to join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition to:

  • Partner with an experienced team of quality improvement experts
  • Access to tools, resources and education
  • Connect with healthcare partners to share ideas and best practices
  • Learn how to utilize data to drive improvement

Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity to be a change maker in YOUR organization and community. 

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition. Better Together. Join Today!