Jessie Neitzer Named Colorado Health Care Star

American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association named Jessie Neitzer, MBA, Director of Quality, Risk Management, and Compliance at Montrose Memorial Hospital as a Colorado Health Care Star Award winner. This award recognizes Neitzer 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 the Colorado Hospital Association. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge industry professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Neitzer plays a key role at Montrose Memorial Hospital, setting priorities for the hospital’s performance improvement, performing risk management, and establishing patient safety programs in accordance with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
Dr. Alan Saliman, Chief Medical Officer at Montrose Memorial Hospital, touts Neitzer’s leadership of the organization’s quality improvement processes and patient safety program over the last year. “Jessie’s energy, passion, and intelligence are infectious. No matter how many projects she’s juggling, we know they’re in good hands and handled quite efficiently to reflect positively on the organization.”

“It’s Neitzer’s attention to detail and passion for her job and exceeding expectations that make Jessie our Health Care Star,” says Dr. Saliman.

“Performance and improvements are critical to a health care facility. Through Jessie’s watchful eye, Montrose Memorial Hospital promotes optimal health care outcomes aligned with its policies, procedures, philosophy, mission, and objectives. We are proud to recognize Jessie Neitzer for her valuable contributions to health care and honor her work as a Colorado Health Care Star,” says Chris Wolfe, Vice President of Partner Relations and Program Strategy at American Sentinel University.

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Each month the Colorado Hospital Association draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the Colorado Hospital Association 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.

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About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. The Colorado Hospital Association partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About American Sentinel University

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

In June 2016, the Higher Education Commission Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.

Please note, the MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is pending review for inclusion in the university’s programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

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