Kristine K.S. White RN, BSN, MBA
In all her efforts, Kris’s overriding focus is to connect healthcare teams to a clear purpose, creating innovative strategies and resulting in measurable and sustainable impact for patients, colleagues and organizations.
Her expertise in creating and sustaining innovation underlies her work with executive leaders, boards, physicians, and staff. She works with cross-continuum healthcare settings to develop systems to create cultures of innovation and processes to implement and evaluate innovation within their organizations. She has successfully embedded innovation in all facets of healthcare to achieve integrated and effective person-centered systems. Her work has consistently yielded high quality, lower costs and excellent experience.
Kris brings experience as a healthcare executive, clinician, educator, innovator, entrepreneur, and coach. Her most recent executive role was in a large, integrated delivery system, where she served as system vice president of Patient Innovation and Patient Affairs, as well as president of a wholly owned subsidiary responsible for innovation within the health system. She also is faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Mary Stankos, RN, MJ, CPHQ, CPPS – Senior Director, Risk Management and Director Patient Safety Services
Mary is the Senior Director of Risk Management for Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS), part of IHA Business Solutions. In addition, Mary is the Director of Patient Safety Services for Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University Of Illinois College Of Nursing, and has a Master's Degree in Jurisprudence from Loyola University Law School. She has extensive experience in risk management and patient safety, providing consultative services and support to hospitals and physicians. In this role she assists clients in solving enterprise risk management issues and improving organizational patient safety, prepares and provides educational programs for hospitals and physicians, and performs risk management surveys to assist health care organizations improve the quality of care, patient safety, and reduce liability exposures.
Mary is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety. She is certified as a professional in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. Mary is completing her PhD at the University of Missouri in Human Environmental Sciences, and is completing her training as a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. Mary will also be part of the faculty for the second day of the workshop.