RICHMOND, VA—United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) hired Henrisa Tosoc-Haskell as director of its new department of member quality.
In her senior-level position, Tosoc-Haskell will be responsible for monitoring performance of member institutions (transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations and histocompatibility laboratories) and their compliance with OPTN policy and bylaws and the OPTN Final Rule. Among her specific responsibilities will be advancing assessment and improvement strategies to improve member program performance, facilitating the effective management of the OPTN/UNOS membership and professional standards committee, and processing potential patient safety incidents.
“Henrisa’s experience in health care quality will allow UNOS to be a valuable partner to our member hospitals and OPOs,” said UNOS CEO Brian Shepard, “helping them continuously improve the quality of work they do for the patients and families that they serve.”
Tosoc-Haskell comes to UNOS from Bon Secours Health System headquarters in Marriottsville, Md., where since 2008 she had been the corporate director of quality and clinical improvement. In that position, she served as lead for key strategic quality initiatives at the corporate and system level, using Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Previously, she was director of quality and performance improvement at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital.
Tosoc-Haskell currently serves on the board of examiners for the national Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence, and she has served as a state examiner for Virginia’s Senate Productivity Quality Award. She is the winner of Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU’s) excellence in leadership award.
She holds two master’s degrees from VCU, one in health administration and the other in nursing with a focus on gerontology.
UNOS serves as the nation’s transplant system, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Services and Resources Administration.