KIRKLAND, Wash., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Healthcare welcomed its new Director of Risk Management Heidi Krannitz on March 19. She joins Evergreen from Northwest Hospital where she was the director of risk management since 1999.
The risk management program at Evergreen is charged with providing resources to the organization, staff and medical personnel in identification, assessment and avoidance of liability or potential liability issues in professional and clinical practice. Risk management also participates in multidisciplinary committees addressing care assessment and improvement.
"Heidi brings a wealth of experience and talent to Evergreen, and she will make an immediate positive impact on our risk management program," said Dr. Jeff Tomlin, Evergreen Healthcare Chief Medical Officer.
At Northwest Hospital, Krannitz was responsible for all aspects of risk management in an effort to enhance the relationship between patients and those involved in patient care to prevent the occurrence of claims and adverse patient outcomes. She will serve in a similar role at Evergreen Healthcare.
Krannitz received her Health Care Risk Management Certification from Temple University in 2002. Prior to that, she earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Washington in 1987.
She is a licensed social worker in the state of Washington, and also a member of the Washington Chapter of Healthcare Risk Management and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
To learn more about Evergreen, visit http://www.evergreenhealthcare.org or call the Evergreen Healthline at 425.899.3000.
About Evergreen Healthcare
Evergreen Healthcare, a public hospital district and community-based health care organization established in 1972, offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence within more than 80 specialties, including cardiac, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, a Neuroscience Institute, Women's and Children's services, hospice care, pulmonary care, a Sleep Disorders Center and Home Health services care. Evergreen serves more than 400,000 residents in its primary service area of northern King and southern Snohomish counties with Evergreen Medical Group, a network of primary and urgent care practices, and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, its main hospital campus in Kirkland, Wash. Evergreen also provides emergency care at two sites; its main hospital campus and the Evergreen Redmond Medical Center. In addition to clinical care, Evergreen offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by Evergreen Healthline, a 24/7 nurse consultation service. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealthcare.org.
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