HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Baltimore, Maryland, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2019

Barbara Holder

Speaker at Nursing World Conference 2019 - Barbara Holder
Andrews Institute Ambulaotry Surgery Center LLC, United States
Title : Recharging your facility culture


Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC (AIASC) has partnered with AHRQ (Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality), HRET (Health Research and Education Trust) and IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) since 2014.  The focus has centred on quality improvement and sustainability.  Since 2014, AIASC five-point Employee Safety Culture Survey results have demonstrated a steady upward trend of improvement.  IHI chose AIASC to partner with them in 2016 to further study and investigate ways to maintain and increase Sustainability (in an ASC setting) related to previous study outcomes.  This inspirational presentation will examine the baseline hurdles and how the facility as a whole teamed up to overcome the barriers utilizing quality improvement techniques. Tried and true studies from every department (Administration, Business Office, OR, Anaesthesia, SPD and Perioperative) will be included in this presentation.


Barbara Holder is the Quality Improvement, Safety and Infection Control Officer for Andrews Institute Surgery Center located in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Responsibilities include regulatory compliance and preparation of staff for federal and state inspections. Barbara, has been a Registered Nurse for greater than 38 years, a BSN, is a Licensed Health Risk Manager in the State of Florida and CAPA Certified. In addition, she has been an instructor at University of South Florida’s Risk Management Program. Presentations include: IHI Annual Conference (2016), ASPAN (2016, 2018), OutPatient Surgery: ORX Conference (2017, 2018). Annual ASCA Conference (2018). You may recognize her as a platinum contributor on the ASCA forum site.