Shepherd Center Welcomes New Director of Quality and Outcomes Management
Jacqueline Baron-Lee, PhD, CPHQ, PMP, joins Shepherd Center staff.
Shepherd Center announced that Jacqueline Baron-Lee, PhD, CPHQ, PMP, joined its staff on January 11, 2021, as director of quality and outcomes management. Baron-Lee will oversee collection, dissemination and use of Shepherd Center’s outcomes information for quality.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jacqueline Baron-Lee to Shepherd Center,” said Jamie Shepherd, MBA, MHA, chief operating officer of Shepherd Center. “Her experience will add great value to the continued development of the quality department.”
Baron-Lee comes to Shepherd Center from University of Florida Health, where she was the quality officer in the Neuromedicine Interdisciplinary Academic and Clinical Program (NICAP). She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida.
In her new role, Baron-Lee will oversee process improvement initiatives throughout the hospital and serve as the Shepherd Patient Safety Officer. She will also lead efforts to ensure conformance with Joint Commission and CARF accreditation standards.
“I am very excited to join the Shepherd Center family and apply my experience with quality and outcome improvement through great partnership with staff at all levels of this amazing organization,” Baron-Lee said. “My passion is to improve healthcare quality and safety outcomes, especially among patients with neurological challenges, across the continuum of care.”
Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.