Director of Quality, Risk, and Patient Safety

Julie Hogue, Director of Quality Management

Julie Hogue is the Director of Quality Management, Risk Management, and Patient Safety. In this role, Julie coordinates the Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement program within the hospital, facilitates the Medical Staff quality improvement process and oversees employees responsible for clinical trials and research, clinical database collection/reporting/presentations, infection control, medical staff office, and national quality reporting initiatives including CMS, Joint Commission, Cancer, Stroke, Trauma, and Cardiovascular Program accreditations

Julie has worked in many roles of increasing responsibility here at EIRMC over the past 13 years, moving from staff nurse to Charge Nurse on the Cardiac Care unit while also chairing the Unit Practice Council of the Shared Governance committee. She then moved into the House Supervisor role and finally went on to assist with the development of a new Access/Transfer Center in which nurses manage patient flow, bed management, and assist both internal and external physicians with patient transfers to and from the hospital. There has been a number of quality initiatives that Julie has led, including achieving and maintaining an “A” score on the Leapfrog Safety Survey for the past 2 years.

In addition to improving the quality and safety of the patient’s care, Julie has been very involved with improving the patient experience. She has been a member of the Patient Experience team since its beginnings with various roles including co-chairing the breakout Communication team; facilitating the auditing process of proper use of patient communication boards; implementation and overseeing the creation and execution of bedside shift report; and presenting at the HCA Mountain West Division Patient Experience Conference. With the success of the work she did around bedside shift report, Julie was also able to lead a training program with a sister HCA hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for the administrators, directors, and staff nurses for their implementation of bedside shift report.

Julie holds both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University and a Masters of Business in Healthcare Administration.

Julie is very active in the youth programs with the church from cub scouts to her current position with the young women whom keep her on her toes but she absolutely loves to work with each and every one of them.

As a native of Tucson, Arizona—and never seeing snow or knowing what cold meant—Julie met, and fell in love with her husband, Byron. He convinced her to move to Idaho and the cold weather. Over the past 17 years, she fell in love with the area. Together, they are raising a beautiful daughter and a set of adorable, mischievous, full-of-life twins.