Kathryn Steele

Quality Improvement Specialist
San Juan Accountable Care Organization

Kathryn Steele

Quality Improvement Specialist
Phone: 970-986-3678
Email: Kathryn.Steele@SanJuanACO.com

Kathryn joined Western Healthcare Alliance’s Community Care Alliance in September 2016 as the Quality Improvement Specialist.  Kathryn brings six years of experience as a quality improvement professional to her new role, having worked with practice transformation programs in Colorado and nationally.  Her skill set also includes a strong background in clinical practice settings, optimizing office workflows, coaching, communication, and collaborative networking in organizational settings to maximize quality objectives.

Her most recent work experience was with the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium as a Regional Quality Manager, serving remotely from Western Colorado.  Her focus was on TCPI transformation work, bringing technical assistance and education to practices to prepare for the transition to value-based medicine.  Prior to her work with NRACC, she worked with the Colorado Rural Health Center as a Quality Improvement Specialist.  In that position, she was a statewide contact with the State Office of Colorado Rural Health that included oversight of 45 clinics.

Her background in rural health, practice education, workflow analysis, process mapping, clinical health coaching, PCMH, and quality data reporting make her a seasoned and effective member of the CCA team.