Peg M. Bradke, RN, MA,
is support faculty for the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Transitions Home collaborative and Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB). Peg recently was appointed to a new position at Unitypoint–St. Luke’s as the Vice President of Post Acute Care in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to that Peg was the Service Line Director of Heart Care Services. Peg facilitates the Patient and Family Advisory Council and Patient Family Experience for Unitypoint–St. Luke’s and chairs the Transition to Home Cross-Continuum Team.
Maureen Carroll, RN, CHFN,
has been a clinical nurse on the cardiovascular unit at the University of California San Francisco since 1997. While working at UCSF she became a Geriatric Resource nurse, certified through the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, and is currently working on a Master’s degree at Regis University. Maureen has been the Heart Failure Program Coordinator at UCSF since October 2008. Maureen has developed and led the multidisciplinary Heart Failure team, the Readmissions Task Force at UCSF, and achieved the goal of reducing readmissions for heart failure patients by 30 percent. Maureen was also support faculty for the IHI STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Transitions Home collaborative.
Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH,
is Professor of Medicine within the Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. He is the Director of the Care Transitions Program that aims to improve quality and safety during care "handoffs" across care settings.
Gail A. Nielsen, BSHCA, FAHRA,
former Director of Learning and Innovation, Iowa Health System (now UnityPoint Health), has a long record of leveraging knowledge capital and building capacity for transformational change that moves organizations to new levels of performance in quality and patient safety. She is a Fellow, Patient Safety Scholar, and faculty at IHI. Nielsen is lead faculty member for IHI's work in Reducing Readmissions through Redesigning Transitions in Care.