Join Us Wednesday evening January 10th for a presentation and discussion on CPI Management – Connecting Leaders to the Frontline with Colonel John Andrus.
Healthcare leaders are responsible to provide vision, process and resources aligned to deliver quality health and healthcare services. To be most effective leaders need to be acutely aware of the factors that shape the environment at the point of healthcare and service delivery. The speaker will explore methods to use continuous process improvement principles to more deliberately connect leaders with the frontline environment. The discussion will include ideas to build connections that encourage deference to expertise and effective coaching with a focus on patient safety and quality outcomes.
COLONEL JOHN R. ANDRUS
Colonel (Dr.) John R. Andrus serves as the Command Surgeon for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). In this capacity, he provides consultative support to 2 numbered Air Forces, 3 centers, 8 wings, 134 operating locations and 6 Military Treatment Facilities. He leads and sets policy for the 1,314 medical personnel responsible for the health and well-being of over 159,000 active duty members, retirees and dependents with a medical budget exceeding $69M. He manages all AFSPC medical readiness planning, training and execution and advises senior leadership on relevant medical matters.
Colonel Andrus entered the Air Force through the Uniformed Services University and completed family medicine, aerospace and general preventive medicine residencies. He has served as Staff Family Physician, Allergy Provider, Space Shuttle Support Flight Surgeon for Europe, Squadron Medical Element and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. Col Andrus has commanded effectively at the squadron and group level and led at the joint combatant command division level.
Colonel Andrus is a chief flight surgeon and family physician with combat, humanitarian and space shuttle support experience. As a flight surgeon, he has been an airlifter logging the majority of his flying hours in C-130E, C-9A, C-17A, C-5A and T-1A aircraft. In October 2000, he assisted in the evacuation of injured sailors from the USS Cole terrorist attack. He is the recipient of both the Mackay Trophy and the Malcolm C. Grow Flight Surgeon of the Year Award.
Dinner and Networking begins at 5:30p
Presentation begins at 6:30p
St. Francis Medical Center
6001 Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
We meet in Conference room 1 (on the ground level next to the cafeteria)