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Faulconer Honored With Distinguished Quality Professional Award

Clinton, MO. – (Nov. 11, 2022) – Christine Faulconer, MSN, R.N., CPHQ, Director of Quality and Risk was honored with the Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality’s Distinguished Quality Professional Award.

“Every member of the healthcare team has a role in improving quality and safety,” said Jon D. Doolittle, President and CEO of the Missouri Hospital Association. “Christine’s commitment to an organization-wide improvement system adoption creates value for the organization and the patients it serves.” 

Faulconer led the effort to provide LEAN Six Sigma training to all leaders across the organization. Her leadership was essential to GVMH’s recognition as one of five national recipients of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Health Transition Program.

“I am extremely proud of Christine and all that she has accomplished,” said Craig Thompson, CEO at GVMH. “This esteemed award speaks to her commitment to ensuring that all our patients receive the highest quality care and best outcomes. She is a valuable asset to our organization.”

Faulconer’s leadership, expertise and formal training in LEAN concepts helped her facilitate the hospitals’ high-throughput vaccination distribution site with the state. GVMH was one of only four rural facilities in Missouri to participate. She also partnered with the Missouri National Guard at mass vaccination events, helping them replicate the program throughout the state.

The award recognizes a professional who has exhibited extraordinary skills in the following areas of healthcare quality: leadership, expertise and knowledge of quality principles, contributions to the healthcare quality profession, and being a role model for other quality professionals.

The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 140 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current healthcare topics and seeks to educate the public about healthcare issues.