DeKalb Medical has furthered its commitment to patient safety by naming its first Director of Patient Safety – Nancy Curdy, MSN, RN, CCNS, ANP-BC, CPHQ.
“It is our goal to continue to build a culture of patient safety where we look at system and process issues as the cause for error, not individuals; where we have highly functioning teams, encouraging every voice to be heard and respected; where we have engagement from the board level to front-line staff in building a highly reliable health care system where our patients and families are central to their own care,” Curdy said. “This is a valuable journey for our community that we are continuing at DeKalb Medical and I’m proud to contribute as the Director of Patient Safety.”
Curdy has over 30 years of experience at DeKalb Medical. She brings to the role several decades of clinical experience as a critical care nurse, certified clinical nurse specialist and adult nurse practitioner, and many years in a quality and performance improvement role, having attained a Professional in Healthcare Quality certification.
Curdy serves on the boards of directors for the National Association for Healthcare Quality Board of Directors and Georgia Association for Healthcare Quality. She is completing a master’s in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from Northwestern University.