SoutheastHEALTH has announced the appointment of Pauline Arnold, MSN, MSA, RN, HACP, as Executive Director of Quality Management.
Arnold brings extensive experience to her position with Southeast. She has successfully implemented quality and patient safety initiatives and regulatory and accreditation compliance for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission and state surveys. She is experienced with acute care organization leadership, strategic planning, long-term skilled nursing care and ambulatory surgery centers ranging from small rural hospitals to a large hospital within an academic health system.
Chief Medical Officer Matt Shoemaker, DO, said, “Southeast welcomes Pauline to our team. She has immense and valuable experience in quality and regulatory areas.”
For the past 11 years, Arnold has been affiliated with Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke Hospitals in La Porte, Ind. She most recently served as chief nursing and quality officer, vice president of Clinical Operations.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. She received a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Arnold said she chose to become part of SoutheastHEALTH “because Southeast’s mission aligns with my personal mission, to make a difference through our commitment to excellence.”
This is an exciting time in healthcare, Arnold added, “as we continue on our journey of improving the health of our community, through value-based healthcare and health management. My quality passion is to assure all patients, choosing SoutheastHEALTH as their healthcare provider, will receive value with care that is patient-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable.”