Katherine Alford, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CPPS
Chief, Patient Safety and Risk Management – South Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Katherine Alford has been the facility chief, patient safety and risk management for almost two years. However, she has been in the quality and patient safety space for over 15 years. Her previous experience included (1) risk management, (2) peer review, (3) patient safety, (4) continuous readiness, (5) quality, (6) systems redesign, and (7) management. She is a PhD prepared nurse and has experience presenting multiple posters and conducting lectures as an invited speaker/guest in international conferences. She holds certifications in Qualitative Research Methods from the University of Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Certification in Mixed Methods Research from University of Michigan.