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.

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