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"My clinical nursing background and legal training have provided me with a unique lens through which to view patient safety and risk management. It has long been my belief that providing top quality patient care is the most impactful strategy to reducing risk in the health care environment."

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Kristi Y. Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM

Sr. Risk and Patient Safety Consultant, MMIC


Specialties

  • Labor and Delivery
  • TeamSTEPPS (Trainer)
  • Six Sigma (Green Belt)
  • Culture of Accountability (Champion)

Education

  • BS in Health Arts, College of St. Francis (now University of St. Francis), Illinois
  • AD in nursing from Inver Hills Community College, Minnesota
  • JD, Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota, graduated cum laude

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
  • Minnesota Society for Healthcare Risk Management (MnSHRM)

Biography

In her role at MMIC, Kristi is a trusted advisor to policyholders in matters of patient safety and risk management. She values being the person who “has their back” when questions arise. With a background as both a registered nurse and a medical malpractice attorney, Kristi is well suited to provide comprehensive risk management services to physicians, clinics, long-term care and hospital clients, delivering customized strategies to prevent and minimize injuries, and reduce claims and losses.

Kristi feels strongly that providing quality health care will undoubtedly result in patients who are satisfied with their care and populations that are managed effectively. Prior to joining MMIC in 2008, she served in risk management positions for CNA Healthcare and also at a large New York City hospital. Kristi began her health care career as a registered nurse, working in labor and delivery, high-risk perinatal care, and as director of maternal and child nursing at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys flats fishing and traveling any chance she gets.

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