Peg M. Bradke, RN, MA,
is support faculty for the STAAR Transitions Home collaborative and Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB). She is also Director of Heart Care Services at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she coordinates services for two intensive care units, two step-down telemetry units, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, Diagnostic Cardiology, Vascular Lab/Interventional Lab, Heart Failure Clinic, Coumadin Clinic and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Ms. Bradke facilitates the Patient and Family Advisory Council for St. Luke's Hospital and chairs the Transition to Home Cross-Continuum Team.
Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is support faculty for the STAAR Transitions Home collaborative. Dr. Coleman 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, RTR, is the Director of Learning and Innovation at Iowa Health System, leading the Center for Clinical Transformation. In this role she is building capability for innovation and process improvement across the enterprise. She is a fellow, faculty, and Patient Safety Scholar of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and lead faculty for IHI’s innovation work in creating ideal transitions in care across the continuum.
Patricia A. Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for leading innovation work in IHI's clinical office practice redesign, improving access and flow in specialty practices, optimizing care coordination and transitions in care, and the Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative. She is also the co-investigator for the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative. Her skills include knowledge of process improvement, innovation, and idealized design; coaching clinicians, staff, and senior leaders on process improvement; and managing all aspects of large-scale performance improvement initiatives.