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Joseph T. Crane, MD, MBA,
Chief Medical Officer, TeamHealth, supports clinical operations, performance improvement and innovation initiatives, leadership development programs, performance analytics, and workforce development. He is also an IHI faculty member, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee teaching physician-led operations improvement, an advisor to National Health Service National Institute for Health Research, and a practicing, board-certified physician in emergency medicine. Dr. Crane has 15 years of experience serving in director-level roles, most recently as Associate Regional Medical Director for the The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. He previously served on the Mary Washington Healthcare Board of Trustees. He lectures internationally on topics in emergency medicine and Lean healthcare and specializes in emergency department and hospital-wide operational and patient flow improvement as well as leadership and change management. Dr. Crane has worked with hundreds of emergency departments on adopting innovations in the delivery of emergency care.
Karen Murrell, MD, MBA
, Vice President for Process Improvement in Emergency Medicine, TeamHealth, has over 30 years of experience in hospital and emergency department (ED) management and practice. She also currently serves as an IHI faculty member and as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Tennessee Physician MBA program. Prior to this, Dr. Murrell was Physician Lead for Emergency Medicine for Kaiser Northern California, where she oversaw 21 EDs. In her career, she has focused on innovative approaches to patient flow in both the emergency department and inpatient hospital. Dr. Murrell is the co-author of the book, The Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry.
She has also authored several papers on the use of Lean methodology to improve emergency department flow and the impact of open data on physician performance and has presented her work at a range of conferences, including the American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting.
Chuck Noon, PhD
Clinical Professor of Graduate & Executive Education, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee (UT), is a founding member of and continues to teach in the UT Physician Executive MBA program. He is also an IHI faculty member. Dr. Noon teaches in a number of executive education programs and formerly served as Department Head of Business Analytics & Statistics at UT. His teaching interests include operational improvement, business modeling, simulation, and decision analysis and support and he has received of numerous teaching awards. His published research concerns computer-based modeling and process improvement. Dr. Noon is a founding partner of X32 Healthcare, which provides consulting services to health care systems on process improvement, patient flow, capacity planning, and more. He co-authored the book, The Definitive Guide to Emergency Department Operational Improvement
. He Noon currently serves as a consultant to TeamHealth in the areas of education and analytics.
Darryn Dunbar, DNP, APN, CNM, NEA-BC is a nurse leader, educator
and clinician with expertise in Emergency/Trauma Nursing and Women’s Health/Midwifery
and leadership acumen in behavioral health, critical care, professional
practice and ambulatory services. Currently faculty at Stratford University in
Falls Church, Virginia and Consultant and Subject Matter Expert in Patient Flow
and Hospital Operations at Medecipher Solutions in Denver, Colorado. Darryn received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from
Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Maternal/Child Nursing
and Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His master’s research
project considered factors that influence maternity nurses to suggest
hydrotherapy to laboring women. He received a Doctor of Nursing Practice in
Executive Leadership from Johns Hopkins University where he was selected as a
Jonas Scholar in 2018. His scholarly work focused emergency department (ED)
crowding and reducing ED length of stay for critically ill patients. He also
participated on a faculty/student research study evaluating the necessity of
mandating the 4th P(rocedures) into advanced practice nursing
programs. In 2001, he received the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Foundation’s Leadership Award for his work starting a nurse midwifery practice
in an underserved community, including obtaining credentialing and privileging
for nurse-midwives at a hospital that had not previously utilized advanced
practice nurses. In 2003, Darryn received the Distinguished Alumni Award for
Excellence in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2017, Darryn was
the Director of Emergency Services at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital
that was awarded the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award. He has
been an invited speaker at several national conferences and is passionate about
mentoring other leaders about patient flow, throughput and capacity management.
Leo Huynh, DO, FACEP, FACOEP, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Baptist
Hospital of Miami, previously served as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Jupiter
Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. His professional interests include
improving emergency department operations using Lean concepts. Dr. Huynh
graduated from New York College of Medicine in 2002 and completed
his Emergency Medicine residency as Chief Resident at Good Samaritan
Hospital Medical Center in 2006.
Dennis Jepsen is a member of the TEAMHealth
Performance Innovation Consultant team. In this role he
collaborates with client partners to develop and
implement strategies for improving operational
performance and the patient experience. As a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of health care experience, Dennis has held a variety of clinical, management, and executive leadership positions in organizations ranging from community hospitals to large academic medical centers. Dennis fully understands the complex challenges that exist within the healthcare environment for patients, families, and providers. Dennis proudly served in the United States Navy as a Nurse Corps officer for twenty-six years. His assignments included medical treatment facilities across
the United States, overseas, and aboard the naval hospital ships USNS Comfort and Mercy. In addition to his primary military duties, he also served as the emergency nursing specialty leader for the Navy Surgeon General. Following his Navy retirement, he remained professionally engaged in the specialty of Emergency Medicine, held a patient experience advisor position with Press Ganey & Associates, and continued clinical work as a nurse practitioner. Dennis received his nursing diploma from St Joseph Mercy School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Valuing advanced professional education, he received a Master of Science degree in Emergency/Trauma Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and completed postgraduate studies as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the
University of San Diego. Additionally, he completed the Business of Medicine graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland and the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton School of Business Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington, Seattle, in December 2012. Dennis is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He holds national certifications in emergency nursing, executive healthcare management, and as a family nurse practitioner.