Pat Posa is the Quality and Patient Safety Program Manager for UH/CVC at Michigan Medicine. In this role she is responsible for development, measurement and sustainability of the UH/CVC segment quality and patient safety program.
Pat Posa most recently was a Quality Excellence Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Southeastern Michigan leading initiatives to reduce hospital acquired conditions, improve patient outcomes for critically ill patients and reduce readmissions. She also works as the Population Health Clinical Integration Leader. In this role she has implemented a risk prediction tool and associated interventions within the hospital and post-acute settings. She also works as a Quality Excellence Leader for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
She has held various roles in healthcare in the hospital, ambulatory setting and health plan over her 40 years in practice including manager of inpatient critical care units, Director of Nursing and administrator of an outpatient multispecialty/primary care clinic.
Pat has been involved in many quality and patient safety programs such as, hospital and system wide sepsis management program and a statewide Keystone ICU patient safety initiative. She has been faculty for multiple state and national clinical collaboratives including the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Phase IV Collaborative, the national project on Comprehensive Unit Safety Program (CUSP) for Mechanically Ventilated Patients and Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Liberation Collaborative. Through Pat’s leadership St. Joseph Mercy Hospital was awarded the HHS/Critical Care Societies Outstanding Leadership in Eliminating CLABSI and VAP in 2011. She was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Pat was also awarded the Michigan Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety Leadership Award in 2017.
Pat has published many articles in both clinical and quality journals. She lectures and consults extensively nationally on sepsis, various critical care, patient safety and quality topics.
Pat received a Bachelor in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and her Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant Michigan.