Back to Basics: Team Building for Hospital Quality Leaders

Join the Kansas Compass HQIC team as they introduce strategies to build stronger healthcare quality teams. Teamwork quality impacts patients, staff, and organizational outcomes. During this session you will learn basic strategies for building an effective team. Such strategies include team structure, communication, leadership and support.


This material was prepared by Compass HQIC Network a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12SOW Compass HQIC Network/Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor – [0436] – 01/31//2024.

Target Audience

Hospital quality, safety and risk manager leaders, clinicians, and all others responsible for patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify elements needed to build a high-performing team
  • Foster team communication effectiveness
  • Recognize strategies to strengthen efficiency and increase patient satisfaction
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Erin McGuire
Quality Improvement Advisor

Erin provides consultation and quality improvement support to hospitals across Kansas collaborating with Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) in quality and patient safety initiatives. Erin provides support for improvement related to safe patient care. Erin’s background includes managing and leading programs and quality initiatives in many different healthcare capacities. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Science and is certified Six Sigma Green Belt.


Julia M. Pyle MSN, RN
Quality Improvement Advisor

Julia Pyle joined KHC in April 2022 and provides consultation and quality improvement support to hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the state collaborating with KHC in quality and patient safety initiatives. Through coaching, technical assistance, and engaging with healthcare leaders, Julia provides support for improvement related to safe patient care. In her role, she draws on continuous improvement methodologies and operational/clinical expertise to analyze and influence improvement using evidence-based practices. Julia completed her undergraduate degree at Pittsburg State University before receiving her master’s degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. 

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