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Meet Byron Atkinson, MHA, BSN, CSSGB, CCM, RN
Available for Assignment: CNO/Vice President Patient Care
Accomplished C-Suite Executive with demonstrated results in Acute Care Operations in for-profit and not-for-profit health systems. Providing Interim or consultative leadership roles supporting Inpatient Services operations, Nursing Quality and Practice, Transitional Care Modeling across the care continuum.
Executive Experience in Nursing Leadership, Coaching, Clinical Operations, Turnaround Leadership, Workforce Redesign, and Cultural Transformation.
Reduced RN turnover through improved communication and implementation of shared governance and professional advancement models.
Implemented new clinical delivery strategies including E-ICU development and Care Transition model development across 18 hospitals.
Reorganized Acute Care/Critical Care and Emergency Services management structure, streamlining workflow, accountabilities, and sustainable outcomes.
Effectively reduced HARM events by 40% across Critical Care Division by Implemented Unit based interdisciplinary rounding, establishing user-friendly compliance monitoring of evidence-based strategies, and garnering staff and Intensivist buy-in.
Redesigned Care Delivery resulting in enhanced collaboration between physicians, Mid-level providers, and nursing, improved quality of care, and reduced costs by $8M in two quarters.
Reduced supply chain costs for med-surg/specialty supplies and equipment which resulted in 59% savings.
Coached leaders on budgeting, position control, and succession planning resulting in a 98% leader satisfaction rate.
Executed Case Management model by emphasizing access, care progression, and transition resulting in reduced LOS by 20% and improving cost per case by $1.5M
Effectively renegotiated Vendor contracts while decreasing overall cost and increasing vendor staff productivity by 20% leading to inpatient throughput by 30%