We're excited to welcome Dawn Strawser to the Vibe Health team as our Clinical Optimization Director! Dawn brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare quality improvement; she has a passion for improving quality outcomes through data analysis, evidence-based interventions, and the development of educational tools. Dawn holds a BSN from Millersville University, an RN from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, and she is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) from the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).
We sat down with Dawn to learn more about her background and hobbies, and, in keeping with our tradition... learning whether she favors coffee or tea!
Q. Tell us a little about yourself
I am a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, having grown up in a small town called Newry, Pa. Eventually I settled in Lewisberry with my husband for the past 25 years. I have 2 adult children, ages 23 and 20, and three dogs (Max, Indy and Phoenix), all age 4.
Q. Given your clinical background and experience, where do you see the biggest opportunity to have a positive impact on the nursing community?
I’m interested in leveraging the nurses voice in all that we do! Hearing nurses’ input on what they perceive as improving the patient experience; what’s working, what’s not and suggestions for improvement. Gathering feedback from front-line nurses can be incredibly impactful and will help shape the role that technology can play in nurse satisfaction.
Q. What excites you about joining the eVideon team?
The innovative technology that’s available with the Vibe Health platform and the impact it can have on improving the patient experience is so exciting to me – I’m looking forward to seeing the future possibilities.
Q. What can you be found doing when you’re not in the office?
When I’m not working, I’m usually outside with the dogs! I might also be watching a favorite TV series, or football and baseball games.
Q. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? How has that changed or stayed the same?
When I was very little, I wanted to be a truckdriver and live in the back of the truck. I soon became interested in nursing thinking that I wanted to help people get better. While in nursing school, I thought I wanted to go into sports medicine and be a physical therapist, but it seemed like too much work to switch mid-school, so I stuck with nursing. My first job after graduating from nursing school was a nurse on a rehabilitation floor.
Q. What’s your favorite food?
I’m going to go with crab cakes, but I’m very picky! Very little filler and no peppers, then dipped in some melted butter... YUM!
Q. Where is the one place you’d like to visit?
I think Tahiti or Bora Bora. The pictures all seem so peaceful, and the water is clear and beautiful.
Q. Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Do you have a favorite place to enjoy a cup?
Coffee. When the temp is above 60 degrees, enjoy sitting in my patio room first thing in the morning, drinking coffee.