We are excited to introduce our newest Great Plains QIN team members; Stephanie Hanson, RN, BSN; Carrie Sorenson, PharmD; Carolyne Tufte, LPN and Susan Wilcox, RN.
These four individuals will serve as Quality Improvement Advisors and will support healthcare partners and community-based efforts to improve care in the Dakotas. They each bring a diverse skill set, a wealth of industry knowledge and patient care experiences. We are fortunate to add them to our team and expand our capacity to serve our communities. Throughout the next few weeks, we will introduce each one individually. This week, we get to learn a bit more about Carrie.
Carrie Sorenson, PharmD | Quality Improvement Advisor
As I have traveled along my career path working primarily in hospital systems, I had a desire to work in a setting where I can impact the health of patients more broadly. I feel that disease state management and preventive medicine are vitally important to improve the overall quality of life for patients and decrease health care expenditures. Although I miss being involved in direct patient care, I really enjoy collaborating with various stakeholders. I am excited to help impact the quality of healthcare that is delivered to patients across the Midwest.
I am a Quality Improvement Specialist for Quality Health Associates of North Dakota (QHA) and I am collaborating with the Great Plains QIN. I love to work as part of a team and make progress with everyone’s contribution of past experiences to foster new ideas.
I have practiced as a clinical pharmacist for over 25 years with a focus in Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Surgical Care. I really enjoyed participating in a variety of QI initiatives, such as Antimicrobial Stewardship, ADR/Medication Errors, Infection Prevention, Pneumonia, Surgical Prophylaxis, and Pain Management. I have an interest in nutrigenomics in relation to disease treatment and prevention.
My husband (Russ), daughter (Remi -16), and I live in Bismarck, ND. We love to spend our summers at the lake, and fall is full of trips to watch NDSU football.
We are fortunate to have a solid team of qualified and committed individuals on our Great Plains QIN team. Visit the Who We Are page of our website for a list of team members and their contact information. (please note; we are in the process of adding our newest team members).