Carla Spinelli, chief of quality management at Roseburg VA

Carla Spinelli

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has hired a new chief of quality management.

Carla Spinelli-Moraski most recently worked at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States as a senior business process consultant and the director of primary care.

At the VA, she will oversee quality performance indicators, patient safety, inspections and overall improvements to the health care system.

Spinelli has been a nurse for more than 14 years. According to the VA, she has focused on improving the quality of care within healthcare centers since 2007. While at Kaiser Permanente, she worked on projects to increase vaccination rates and patient satisfaction.

Interim Roseburg VA Director Dave Whitmer sung Spinelli’s praises in a written statement.

“We are pleased to have someone with Dr. Spinelli’s leadership and experience in the private sector and academia join our VA team in Roseburg serving as our quality oversight leader,” Whitmer wrote.

Spinelli holds a doctorate in nursing informatics. Her research focused on differences technologies made in the quality of care at nursing homes. She holds certifications in gerontology nursing and professional development. She also received a master’s degree in nursing administration from George Mason University, where she has been an adjunct professor since 2009, teaching undergraduate nursing students about research, leadership and healthcare issues.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at ccegavske@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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