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Strengthening Nurse / Doctor Communication

Webinar Recording

Research shows that not only do poor nurse-physician relations affect morale and retention, but also patient safety. In order to achieve the best patient outcomes, we need to understand the causes of poor communication and how we can intervene before harm to the patient occurs. This webinar will host a panel of Commissioners from the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) and the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) who will share their insights as to how communication can be optimized.

Christine Blake – WMC Public Member
Adam Canary – NCQAC Secretary/Treasurer
Karen Domino, MD – WMC Chair Elect

Lindsay Marr - Lindsay Marr has been a nurse for ten years at Providence St. Peter Hospital. She works on the Orthopedic/Medical unit as a charge nurse. She is part of several committees within her hospital. She Co-Chairs the Nurse Practice Council, South Puget Sound Medication Safety Committee, and Unit Based Council for Orthopedic/Neurology units. She holds a BSN and CMSRN (Certified medical-surgical RN). She is an appointed Pro-Tem member of the NCQAC.

Yvonne Strader - RN, BSN, BSPA, MHA
Yvonne Strader has been a member of the Nursing Commission since 2017 and am the current chair.

My professional path began over 30 years ago when I graduated from Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston, Washington as an LPN. I attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco to continue my RN and completed my BSN at Western Governor’s. I have a Bachelor of Science in Professional Arts with a concentration on Health Care Administration and a Master of Health Administration with concentration on Catholic Health Leadership from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. I held certifications in case management and healthcare quality.

My nursing background has included pediatrics, inpatient psych, and acute care for most of my career. I have an extensive background in process and quality improvement, including regulatory readiness, risk management and case management, holding leadership positions in all. Most of my nursing career has in been in leadership and executive leadership. I recently retired from Providence St. Mary Medical Center as the Chief Nursing Officer.