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American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name UCHealth Memorial Hospital Nurse Colorado Health Care Star

Award Recognizes Deb Breidt at Memorial Health System as a Health Care Professional Making a Difference

AURORA, Colo. – March 2, 2017 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) named Deb Breidt, RN, MS, CPHQ, Director Clinical Quality and Medical Staff, at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs as a Colorado Health Care Stars Award winner. This award recognizes Breidt as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Breidt, who holds a significant nursing leadership position as the director of clinical quality, plays a critical role supporting and coordinating clinical performance improvement activity for the facility.  She works in collaboration with physicians, executive leadership, and the medical staff to identify and implement specific quality improvement initiatives. These initiatives align with Memorial Hospital’s mission to improve care and patient experiences and outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care.

Jose Melendez, MD, MBA and chief medical officer at the hospital credits Breidt’s leadership and commitment to quality for leading Memorial Hospital to regain its place as one of Colorado’s best hospitals.

“Deb is a true health care star. She motivates our staff to be passionate about patient care and has been instrumental in driving us to excel,” says Dr. Melendez. “Her enthusiasm for the staff’s ability to provide the best care for our patients in Colorado Springs has become infectious, and her nursing leadership has guided us along the way.”

“We are proud to name Deb Breidt a Colorado Health Care Star and recognize her valuable contributions to the staff and patients at UCHealth Memorial Hospital,” says Chris Wolfe, Director of Program Strategy and Alliances at American Sentinel University.  “Deb is a passionate nurse leader, and we’re proud to recognize her commitment to nursing excellence and the valuable work she does every day at Memorial for her patients and their families.”

Nominate The Next Colorado Health Care Stars Winner

Nominate an exceptional clinical professional by completing the nomination submission form. Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.