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Amanda Skinner, executive director, Clinical Integration and Population Health

Amanda Skinner, executive director, Clinical Integration and Population Health

Amanda Skinner, MSN, MBA, has been named executive director, Clinical Integration and Population Health, Yale New Haven Health System. In this new role, Skinner will develop a comprehensive clinical integration program for the health system and strategic programs for population health management. These programs will be critical to YNHHS's success under emerging value-based payment models. Prior to joining YNHHS in 2010, Skinner had 10 years in clinical practice as a certified nurse-midwife and worked at The Chartis Group where she provided consulting to healthcare organizations with a focus on care management models. Since joining YNHHS, she has been the deputy director, Performance Management, Quality and Safety and has been the director of Clinical Integration and Performance Improvement at Northeast Medical Group. She graduated from Rice University with a BA in philosophy and management studies and earned her MSN at Yale School of Nursing and MBA at Yale School of Management.
Rebecca Ciaburri, RN, manager, YNHCH Quality and Safety

Rebecca Ciaburri, RN, manager, YNHCH Quality and Safety

Rebecca Ciaburri, RN, has been promoted to the position of Quality and Safety manager for Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. In this position, she will oversee all outpatient and inpatient quality and safety initiatives for the Children's Hospital, lead performance improvement efforts within YNHCH, and follow up on all safety issues/ concerns. Ciaburri, formerly the coordinator of Performance Improvement for the Children's Hospital, began her career at YNHCH in 2003 as a nurse on the Infant-Toddler Unit where she advanced to assistant patient service manager. She also served as interim patient service manager of Pediatric Respiratory Care and Neurosciences Unit and the Pediatric Short-Stay Unit.
Katie Testa, RN, MPH, named director of Quality Improvement Support Services

Katie Testa, RN, MPH, named director of Quality Improvement Support Services

Katie Testa, RN, MPH, formerly administrative manager, Quality Improvement Support Services (QISS), has been promoted to QISS director. Her responsibilities include directing the hospital's efforts to become a high reliability organization and eliminating incidents of preventable patient harm. Since joining YNHH two years ago, Testa has taken on increasing responsibility for enhancing patient safety programs and quality improvement projects at QISS. She came to YNHH from VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where she was chief of quality management for seven years. Testa earned her nursing degree from Sacred Heart University and her master's of public health degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She holds dual certification in health education and healthcare quality.