Susan Purcell has 30-plus years of experience in clinical care and more than 13 conducting health care quality improvement initiatives. Throughout her tenure at TMF Health Quality Institute, Ms. Purcell has led multi-disciplinary teams in facilitating patient safety efforts with health care providers through technical assistance and education programs.
She currently heads several projects in support of TMF’s role as a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). She oversees efforts to facilitate local, state and national initiatives to improve the quality of care in almost 1,600 nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas. In addition, she directs TMF’s antibiotic stewardship project centered on developing and strengthening existing antibiotic stewardship programs to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Ms. Purcell also presently leads a QIN-QIO Special Innovation Project to promote sepsis screening tools and evidence-based practice bundles in inpatient hospitals to improve early detection and management of sepsis.
Ms. Purcell holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She serves on several advisory boards, including the ESRD Network 14 HAI advisory board, the Texas Healthcare Association Commitment to Care advisory board, and is an advisory board member for the Center for Excellence in Long Term Care.