Evangelical Community Hospital Appoints New Director of Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management

January 11, 2021


Evangelical Community Hospital Appoints New Director of Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management

Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced the arrival of Cathleen Lapchak, MJ, BSN, RN, CPHRM, as Director of Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, and Risk Management. She began her role at the Hospital on January 4, 2021.

In this role, Ms. Lapchak oversees quality management activities as well as manages the design, development, and implementation of quality improvement initiatives that support Evangelical’s commitment to quality of care for its patients. She is responsible for all quality related activities as required by state and federal regulations.

Throughout her 25-year-plus nursing career, Ms. Lapchak has held various nursing roles from direct patient care to leadership and management, most recently serving as the Central Regional Manager Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety and Patient Safety Officer for the Geisinger Health System. In addition, she brings with her a degree in health law.

Ms. Lapchak holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. She received her Registered Nurse diploma from the Hazleton State Hospital School of Nursing. Ms. Lapchak holds a Certification in Professional Health Care Risk Management from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She holds professional associations with the American Nurses Association, the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Related News

View All

Evangelical Community Hospital Awards DAISY Honor for Nursing Excellence to Christie Hoover, RN

October 11, 2021 - Newsmakers

Christie Hoover, RN, a nurse on Evangelical Community Hospital’s Critical Care and Intermediate Care units was recently presented the DAISY Award. The award is given to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.

Read More about Evangelical Community Hospital Awards DAISY Honor for Nursing Excellence to Christie Hoover, RN
Evangelical Community Hospital Awards DAISY Honor for Nursing Excellence to Christie Hoover, RN

Evangelical Community Hospital Earns American College of Radiology Ultrasound Accreditation

October 01, 2021 - Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Imaging Services has earned a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Read More about Evangelical Community Hospital Earns American College of Radiology Ultrasound Accreditation
Evangelical Community Hospital Earns American College of Radiology Ultrasound Accreditation

Evangelical Community Hospital Welcomes New Physicians to Hospitalist and Pathology Groups

September 20, 2021 - Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Mohamed Hassan, MD, Hospitalist, and Kimberly Levin, MD, Pathologist to its staff.

Read More about Evangelical Community Hospital Welcomes New Physicians to Hospitalist and Pathology Groups
Evangelical Community Hospital Welcomes New Physicians to Hospitalist and Pathology Groups