She was executive sponsor for system implementation of the Cerner medication reconciliation product. Throughout IU’s academic health center, she was able to reestablish quality measurement and analysis resources in anticipation of increasing demand due to changes in core measures and meaningful use reporting. She participated in joint commission and CMS surveys at IU Health and any required followup for the ESRD, transplant, and home care areas of service.
Prior to this, she was a continuous service readiness consultant with joint commission resources. In this position she provided services as a highly experienced and objective observer giving counsel on performance improvements as well as accreditation and regulatory compliance issues. In addition to consulting in all accreditation and disease programs established by the joint commission, she provided education programmes in these areas at a number of local and national venues.
Maureen has also served in positions of increasing responsibility for several other hospitals and health systems. At Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati, OH, she was director, medical & surgical services and interim director perioperative services. At the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics she was senior associate director, office of clinical outcomes and resource management. In this position she was responsible for the health system’s programmes for performance improvement, patient satisfaction, clinical resource management, clinical outcomes assessment, hospital safety and decision support. At the Cleveland Clinic foundation she was served as a clinical nurse specialist providing consultation, education and clinical expertise to multidisciplinary teams involved with the care of patients in the neuroscience, surgical and medical critical care units. She gained additional experience in the special care of long-term ICU patients, ventilator weaning, and family support for these patients.
Maureen Burger received a Diploma in Nursing from Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Later, she received a Master’s degree in Critical Care Nursing from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, also in Cleveland. She has achieved the distinction of Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). In addition, she has the benefit of Green Belt training in the lean six sigma programme. Maureen remains active with the American Organisation of Nurse Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and Sigma Theta Tau (international honour society of nursing). She has contributed articles and chapters to the professional literature and presented at regional and national meetings of these professional societies.
Maureen shares a special passion for horse racing with her husband, Greg. Together they own, breed and train thoroughbred horses in Indianapolis, Indiana in the USA.