Driven by collaboration across the healthcare landscape, Ruth Danielzuk is a seasoned quality and innovation expert with experience managing programs and projects while optimizing patient safety and improving healthcare quality outcomes.
Before joining HMA, she served as director of risk performance improvement with Acadia Health Care where she led infection control strategies and provided analysis to aide prevention and mitigation factors during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also oversaw, and successfully completed, The Joint Commission survey for preparedness management earning accreditation with a focus on Net Promoter Score goals and best practices in a behavioral health setting.
Ruth has driven performance and quality improvement efforts by developing and implementing hospital and health center innovations, leading to cost savings and cost avoidance while implementing and enforcing best practices to reduce harm to patients. She has led quality improvement teams and achieved Patient Center Medical Home certifications while enhancing patient outcomes and reducing costs through care coordination.
She earned a Master of Business Administration from Saint Thomas University, a Master of Arts in psychology from Bethel University, and a bachelor’s degree in public health, family social science and child psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Ruth is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a Lean Certified Green Belt. She also completed the Telluride Certificate of Achievement Patient Safety Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety.