Potential Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Barbara J. Holder

Title: Recharging Your Facility Culture!

Barbara J. Holder

Andrews Institute Surgery Center, USA


Barbara Holder RN, BSN, CAPA is the Quality Improvement, Safety, Regulatory and Infection Control Officer for the 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 39 years, a BSN, and is 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/FLASPAN (2016, 2018, 2019), OutPatient Surgery:  ORX Conference (2017, 2018), ASCA (2018, 2019), World Nursing Conference, Rome, Italy (2018).  She is platinum contributor on the ASCA forum. 


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.