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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.