Duke Quality Network

Helping to build cultures of safety, accountability, and high performance

The Duke Quality Network connects community hospitals to the quality and patient safety resources of Duke Medicine through a proven model focused on leadership, performance improvement and a culture of safety.

Our approach builds on the strengths and successes of your organization by guiding and supporting hospital leadership and engaging physicians in quality and patient safety activities.  The Duke Quality Network fosters the use of traditional performance improvement strategies integrated with recent culture of safety advances.

Our Approach 

The Duke Quality Network approach advances patient safety and clinical quality by:

  • Enhancing the local hospital Board's accountability for quality and patient safety initiatives
  • Guiding and supporting hospital leadership
  • Engaging physicians in quality and patient safety initiatives
  • Promoting evidence-based interventions
  • Supporting achievement of value-based purchasing goals

The Duke Quality Team

Cindy Nordlund, MSN, RN, CPPS
Senior Director, Duke Quality Network and
Director, Accreditation/Regulatory Affairs, Duke University Health System

Sharon Brodie, MT (HHS), MHA/MSL, CPPS
Associate Patient Safety Officer 

Marie McCulloh, MSN, RN, CPPS
Associate Patient Safety Officer

Elaine Long, MSN, RN, CPPS
Associate Patient Safety Officer

Donna Falquero, MS, RN, CPHQ, cLSSGB, CPPS
Director of Quality and Development

Tammie Shepherd, MHA, BSN, RN, ACM-RN
Director of Quality Engagement

Latest Quality Network News

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Apr15Riverview Regional Medical Center Receives Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate DesignationRiverview Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Carthage, Tenn., has receive…
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