Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS

Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS

Associate Vice President, Safety Programs
Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS

In her role at Vizient, Flynn has oversight of the Vizient Patient Safety Organization (PSO), leading patient safety activities provided by the PSO to help members improve patient safety, health care quality and outcomes. She works with members on topics such as “Just Culture,” “High Reliability,” “Human Factors” and “Culture of Safety.”

Prior to this position, Flynn had leadership responsibility for quality improvement, patient safety, regulatory compliance and patient engagement. In the past, she had responsibility for quality and accreditation services at University HealthSystem Consortium. She has extensive experience with both academic medical centers and large health systems, such as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Rush System for Health, and Universal Health Services.

Flynn developed one of the first PSOs in the country and has a keen understanding of how to help members operationalize their patient safety activities when working with a PSO.

Ellen holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Loyola University Chicago, a master of business administration with a concentration in management information systems from DePaul University in Chicago, and a juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago. She is a certified professional in patient safety.

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