Patty Atkins, RN, MS, CNS, CPPS
Vice President, Quality, Patient Safety & Lean Six Sigma
Sharp HealthCare
San Diego, CA

Patty Atkins, RN, MS, CNS, CPPS, is responsible for Quality, Patient Safety and Lean Six Sigma for Sharp HealthCare, the largest healthcare system in San Diego, CA. In 2016, Patty led a team to launch a mortality review process in collaboration with Dr. Jeanne Huddleston from the Mayo Clinic. She is a Certified Profession in Patient Safety by the National Patient Safety Foundation and has been a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. In addition, she served as Category Lead for The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Application, Category 4: Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management in 2007 and the Baldrige Application Coordinator in 2013 for Sharp HealthCare . Patty received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tulsa and her Master of Science from The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1991. She is trained as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Change Agent and Master Team Trainer.