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"My emergency nursing background made me very aware of how easy it is to make a mistake when you are busy and making split-second decisions. I am dedicated to understanding how the health care system puts its workers in situations where mistakes are inevitable, and how we can work on improving."

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Lynne Marie Evans, RN, MSN, CPHRM

Sr. Risk and Patient Safety Consultant, UMIA


Specialties

  • Health Systems, Nursing
  • Nursing Administration, Hospital Turnarounds
  • Ambulatory Care Risk Management
  • Emergency Department
  • Quality/Process Improvement

Education

  • MSN, Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership, Gonzaga University, Washington
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Registered Nursing/RN, Weber State University, Utah

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
  • Montana Society for Healthcare Risk Management (MSHRM)
  • MSHRM-Education Committee Chair, Board member
  • American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS)
  • National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
  • Affiliate member- American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Montana Professional Assistance Program, Board member

Biography

Lynne’s “boots on the ground” experience as an ED nurse, plus more than 18 years experience in risk management, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the patient safety team. She provides education and risk assessment services in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. After conducting risk assessments, Lynne also provides customers with resources to address gaps, create efficiencies, improve patient safety, and more. When she’s not traveling the beautiful western states for UMIA, Lynne enjoys photography and has had some of her photos exhibited by the Montana Bureau of Tourism.

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