Vikki Choate, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, CCM, CPHQ

With over 40 years of healthcare experience, Vikki is a recognized leader in healthcare quality improvement. Vikki’s experience includes quality and safety; high reliability; care, case, disease and utilization management; regulatory compliance; risk avoidance and management; patient experience; leader accountability and development; nurse leader development; and Evidence-Based Leadershipâ„ . Vikki is a member of Huron | Studer Group’s international speaking team. She designed the Frontline Nurse Leader Boot Camp national conference, a highly experiential learning event created to establish effective leader validation and coaching skills. Vikki also leads the HRO Executive Track conference. As delivery leader of Huron | Studer Group’s quality, safety and high reliability organization (HRO) offerings, Vikki has deep and broad knowledge of quality and safety and, as a result of personal experience, has a palpable passion for zero harm.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Huron | Studer Group, Vikki served as the chief quality officer and vice president of performance improvement for the Cheyenne Regional Health System. In this position, she was responsible for safety, quality, infection prevention and control, risk management, process improvement, regulatory compliance, data analytics, and case/care management. Prior to this, Vikki led clinical training for the Milliman Care Guidelines and served as leader of population health and case management for Martin’s Point Health Care, serving military Tricare Prime beneficiaries.

Industry Speaking Engagements

  • HRO Executive Summit
  • HRO Strategy Workshop, Huron | Studer Group national conference
  • The HRO Executive Summit, Huron | Studer Group national conference
  • Frontline Nurse Leader Boot Camp, Huron | Studer Group national conference
  • HCAHPS Summit, Huron | Studer Group national conference
  • “High Reliability and HROs.” What’s Right in Health Care® conference, Studer Group Australia
  • “Coaching for Performance.” What’s Right in Health Care conference, Studer Group Australia
  • “Post-Discharge Calls: The Art and Science of Preventing Avoidable Readmissions.” Case Management Society of America national conference

Education and Certifications

  • Candidate for doctorate of nursing practice in executive leadership, American Sentinel University
  • Master of Science in nursing administration, American Sentinel University
  • Advanced nurse executive certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified professional in healthcare quality certification, National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Healthcare quality improvement advanced training program, Intermountain Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • American Organization of Nurse Leaders (formerly American Organization of Nurse Executives)
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality

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