Good Samaritan Hospital Appoints Vincent Angeloro Vice President Quality Management and Accreditation
A New York State licensed Chiropractor for 22 years in private practice prior to coming to Good Samaritan Angeloro says changes in insurance company reporting requirements led him on a path to his new career.
“Insurance companies had started requiring quality outcome metrics on their patients in chiropractic care. As I started getting involved with the companies and their focus on quality, I came to realize that I enjoyed it and wanted to pursue this avenue further,” he says.
Angeloro worked at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson for a year in the pharmacy department assisting in several performance improvement projects to see if the line of work continued to interest him. When he saw an opportunity at Good Samaritan to use his experience he applied and was hired as Associate Administrator, Quality Management.
Angeloro now oversees the Performance Improvement Management Group (PIMG) and the Performance Improvement Committee (PIC). The PIMG is composed of department heads and nursing staff as well as senior leadership all working together using performance improvement tools to create and achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The PIC is composed of senior leadership who collectively review and discusses hospital performance improvement activities which guide future decision making as it relates to patients and employees. This committee also serves to inform the Board of Trustees of all the performance improvement and regulatory activities at Good Samaritan.
Angeloro says one of his goals is to help Good Samaritan move toward high reliability with zero hospital acquired conditions for patients. “We continue to strive for a safer patient environment, better outcomes and a better hospital experience for our patients.”
One of the most gratifying aspects of his job is working with his team to present data in such a way that is easily understood by the users. I am always looking for new ways to have the data tell a story so that the user finds it actionable for changes in process and structure. Data is much more than just numbers on page—it is the story and history of what has happened and if presented correctly will help guide users in making changes in process and structure.
Angeloro holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia and was a Chiropractic Orthopedist Diplomate at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. He is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a green belt in Six Sigma process improvement. Angeloro is presently preparing to be a Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP). The CJCP represents the highest level of accreditation knowledge and achievement in related patient safety and quality issues.