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CNO and Quality Leader Learning Collaborative

March 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tuesday, March 30th  |  Virtual

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Audience: Nursing and quality leadership from hospitals in Washington and Oregon (all others, please inquire before registering)



  • Understand how to use data visualization concepts to improve clinical effectiveness.
  • Hear examples of how hospital leaders are using innovative data concepts to guide their work.
  • Hear how hospitals have used data to lead beyond silos and lead by influence.
  • Learn how to bring together multidisciplinary teams through the innovative use of data to tackle shared quality improvement priorities.

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Meet the Speakers


Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

Executive Director, Chief Quality & Analytics Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Karin Larson-Pollock is Executive Director, Chief Quality & Analytics Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, a 591-bed tertiary hospital in Washington state and member of Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.  In her role, Karin leads value-driven change strategy and architecture – including care process transformation, reporting and benchmarking analytics, quality systems and structures, operational excellence (Lean/Six Sigma) and Care Management/Utilization Management.

Dr. Larson-Pollock graduated from The University of Montana with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing and a minor in German.  After serving as a Small Business Advisor with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya, she returned to the U.S. for graduate studies, receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School, a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and more recently a Certificate in Business Analytics  from Harvard University’s Business Analytics Program (graduating with Distinction).  Prior to Providence, Karin served as Vice President of Operations at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX before returning home with her family to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves as the ACHE District 5 Regent for Washington State.  Additionally, she serves as a board member for ACHE’s Washington state chapter – the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF).


Linda Severs, OTR/L, MPA
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Linda Severs is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Linda joined PRMCE in 1998 as an Occupational Therapist.  She received her Occupational Therapy and Psychology degrees from the University of Washington and completed a Masters of Public Administration degree with a focus on healthcare policy and non-profit leadership at Seattle University.  While doing an Executive Leadership Fellowship in 2003, Linda was trained in the first class of Six Sigma Black Belts at Providence which ignited her passion for process redesign, quality improvement, and innovative change management.  Linda teaches a variety of Operational Excellence courses while leading both small and large scale initiatives to bring about transformational change to achieve high quality outcomes, affordable and equitable care, and the best care experiences for patients and improved caregiver engagement.


Darren Migita, MD

Medical Director, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Migita is a pediatric hospitalist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He is currently the medical director of the Clinical Standard Work (CSW) Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  CSW seeks to standardize the care of pediatric inpatients with evidence-based recommendations.  He has previously served as the associate medical director of the inpatient medicine value stream, the medical director of line management, the lead of the pediatric hospitalist section at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland Washington and the co-chair of the central line associated bloodstream infection committee.  Dr. Migita was an early adopter of the Continuous Process Improvement Initiative at Seattle Children’s.  Project themes have included improving the inpatient experience for families and providers, maximizing inpatient and emergency department efficiency, and streamlining operating room and pharmacy efficiency.  Dr. Migita is particularly interested in the application of Toyota Production System Principles within healthcare settings and cultivation of the proper mindset to improve system performance and patient outcomes.


March 30, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am


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Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax


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