Ms. Finis leads TeleTracking’s seasoned team of former hospital nurses and administrators in helping clients apply Lean Six Sigma methods and technology to process redesign and workflow automation.
She joined TeleTracking in 2013 after more than a decade with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.
A passionate and collaborative nurse leader, Ms. Finis brings expertise in health reform and regulatory policies, front-line leadership, and years of experience in patient safety and quality initiatives. As a certified change agent she has worked across the industry with many teams of professionals pushing creative approaches and innovation.
As executive director of solutions services at JCR, Ms. Finis focused years of attention on the safe adoption of new technologies, preparation for accreditation by The Joint Commission, infection prevention and control, medication safety, and the requirements of the physical environment in which safe care must be rendered. Ms. Finis administratively led several years of activity of the JCR Hospital Engagement Network (H.E.N.) and also several AHRQ initiatives that resulted in the transfer of evidence to practice.
Previously, she served as executive director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, capping a 22-year career during which she held several nursing administrative positions and was operationally responsible for more than 300 full-time employees, and several in-patient and out-patient care areas. Ms. Finis received her undergraduate degree in nursing from St. Mary’s College, Indiana, and earned a master of nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.