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Pam Braun, BSN, MSN is Vice President of Clinical Improvement at the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF). HCIF is an independent, nonprofit organization that drives high-value health care through stakeholder collaboration and targeted quality improvement initiatives. In her role, Pam is responsible for the development, implementation and analysis of HCIF’s clinical improvement programs, including one of HCIF’s signature programs, the Partnership for Patient Care. Since joining HCIF in 2008, she has convened partners and stakeholders in nearly 20 regional and state-wide collaboratives that have advanced quality and safety outcomes. Pam has led programs that have addressed a wide range of topics, including hospital acquired infections, antibiotic stewardship, safety culture, obstetrical adverse events, end of life care, medication safety, and more. Pam is currently leading programs focused on the reduction of diagnostic errors, the appropriate utilization of CT imaging, building a regional safe community, and improving regional outcomes using Leapfrog survey scores. Pam is a registered nurse with 30 years of health care experience working in a variety of settings, giving her a strong clinical foundation. She has worked in quality and patient safety for 20 years. She is six sigma trained and experienced in change management, project management, team facilitation, strategy development, measurement and analytics, and program evaluation. Pam has been successful in building strong collaborative teams that value shared learning and transparency. Pam was previously with Virtua Health in Marlton, New Jersey, where she was the Director of Quality at the Voorhees division for five years followed by a corporate position as the Director of Clinical Practice, Standards and Excellence in the Patient Care Services Department. In prior positions, Pam was a consultant for CareScience; a data analyst at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and a staff nurse (primarily in obstetrics) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. Her background includes a BSN from Villanova University and an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.