BETA Healthcare Group
Vice President, Risk Management & Security
Area of Expertise: Introduction to Design Thinking, Empathy & Storytelling
Heather has overall responsibility for the Risk Management & Safety department at BETA Healthcare Group managing both patient and employee safety professionals. BETA Healthcare Group insures over 250 hospitals and healthcare entities and is the largest provider of medical malpractice coverage for hospitals on the West Coast. Before joining BETA Healthcare Group in 2009, she was the Manager of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk in the corporate headquarters of a 42-hospital system where she was involved in a variety of system-wide improvement efforts focused on enterprise wide risk management.
Heather is a certified professional in healthcare risk management, is a registered nurse and paralegal. She completed a Patient Safety Leadership fellowship in 2009 through the American Hospital Association, is past president of the Southern California Society for Healthcare Risk Management and served nine years on the board of directors of the National Certification Corporation (NCC), a nurse certification agency. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management and her Master of Science degree in Patient Safety Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine.