“The work we do with The Institute for Healthcare Excellence is foundational to how I practice medicine. Most of us go into healthcare because we want to help others, and because some of us like the science part. But even excelling in science is not necessarily where patients want us to be. You can’t have excellence in healthcare without having engagement and passion from caregivers. When we tap into that passion, set expectations, and hold each other accountable we remove barriers to providing excellent healthcare.”
Carrie Grant, R.N.,has worked in healthcare for over 25 years. In addition to serving as faculty member at The Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), she is a chief nurse executive and executive vice president for a multi-state children’s health system. Prior to her current position, she served in a variety of roles including chief nursing officer, nurse administrator, director of education, case manager, financial analyst, staff nurse, and patient care technician for academic medical centers, health systems and community hospitals.
Carrie’s diverse experience is vital in helping her guide other caregivers in the areas of communication, facilitating simulation, science of high reliability, coaching and performance improvement in healthcare delivery.
She has published on physician-administrator relationships and simulation. She has served on the board of the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders and partnered with academic nursing leaders on improving nurse training programs. Currently she serves on the Ronald McDonald Charities Central Florida board.
Carrie received her associate degree in nursing from Florida State College, Jacksonville, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of North Florida, and her master’s degree in business administration from Brigham Young University.
In her free time, she loves tennis, hiking and the beach. She is married with 3 children, a son-in-law and 2 grandbabies. You can follow Carrie on Twitter @CarrieGrantRN.