In May, Shelley Wells Collins, M.D., was named UF Health Shands interim director of clinical quality. Her role is anticipated to last until the executive team appoints a permanent chief quality officer.
Collins is an associate chief medical officer for UF Health Shands. She joined the CMO team in July 2016 in addition to serving as a UF College of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital inpatient medical director. She serves on the children’s hospital Operations Committee, the Family-Centered Care Committee, the Hospital Utilization Review Committee and the Pediatric Patient Safety Advisory Group.
As interim director of clinical quality, Collins will help advance critical quality outcomes for the hospitals and outpatient departments. She will work closely with UF Health Shands executive leaders, nursing and operations teams and with UF College of Medicine clinical faculty. As part of the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, she will collaborate with the staff in clinical risk management, accreditation, patient experience and clinical analytics.