Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Juliet Battard, RN, LHRM, MSHL, DHSc as the new Associate Vice President of Quality. In this role, Battard will oversee several hospital-wide quality initiatives, facility certifications and hospital performance improvement programs. Battard has spent nearly two decades in healthcare risk management and safety and is a longtime member of the HCA family.
"Juliet is committed to living the HCA mission and has dedicated her career to identifying and addressing quality and patient safety measures," said Memorial Hospital President & CEO Bradley S. Talbert, FACHE. "Quality and safety are at the forefront of everything we do at Memorial Hospital and we know Juliet will be a wonderful addition to the team as we continue to improve our culture of safety and clinical excellence."
Juliet has extensive experience in the field of quality and safety, having served as Vice President of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety at St. Lucie Medical Center for the past seven years. Under her leadership, Juliet coordinated successful quality improvement activities designed to reduce risk to patients. In addition, Juliet was responsible for ensuring compliance with stringent accreditation and licensure standards.
Juliet is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager with a background in nursing who has spent several years implementing quality initiatives in hospital systems throughout Florida. Juliet is a Certified Joint Commission Professional. She has also received certification by the Board for Professionals in Patient Safety as well as the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety.
In addition to earning her Doctorate in Health Sciences, Juliet holds a Master's degree in Health Care Law and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
When not working, Juliet enjoys spending time with her husband and children and going on air boat rides. Juliet is also passionate about community outreach. She has taken an active leadership role in addressing the opioid epidemic within her community and serves as a support group facilitator for the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN).
Juliet's first day at Memorial will be March 5th.