Loring Hospital

Dettmann Receives 2018 Outstanding Quality Professional Award

Loring Hospital is proud to announce that Michele Dettm

Loring Hospital is proud to announce that Michele Dettmann, Loring’s Quality Assurance Manager, received the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) 2018 Outstanding Quality Professional Award. Dettmann was nominated earlier this year by her peers and received the award in Des Moines earlier this month at the Iowa Healthcare Quality Association Conference.

The IAHQ annually grants the Outstanding Quality Professional award to recognize a dynamic and passionate IAHQ member who has demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership locally and state-wide. Dettmann was nominated because of her excellent and numerous contributions to healthcare quality at Loring Hospital for the past 24 years, since 2000 as the Quality Assurance Manager. She has demonstrated characteristics of commitment, dedication, passion and enthusiasm working with staff, patients and families to help deliver quality care at Loring Hospital. She has also been a member of IAHQ, a state-wide Quality professional organization for several years and represents Loring at IHA District A Quality meetings.

According to Rebecca Vosberg, Loring’s Chief Clinical Officer, “Michele’s most notable qualities are her leadership skills. She mentors, coaches, and listens and in turn is a visionary leader who supports professional nursing growth. Her goal is for every patient to receive quality care every day at Loring Hospital.”

In Michele’s role at Loring Hospital, she is directly responsible for the creation, implementation, completion, and monitoring of Quality projects throughout the facility. Michele partners with each department manager to implement Quality projects which focus on patient care, patient safety, and work flow. She empowers managers by sharing her ideas but encourages staff to work on meaningful quality projects which ultimately are for the purpose of continually improving quality care for our patients and communities we serve. Each project has measureable goals that are reported quarterly to administrative staff and the Loring Hospital Board of Directors.

Loring Hospital congratulates Michele Dettmann on her well-deserved 2018 Outstanding Quality Professional Award!