Hospital Advisory Committee

The Center for Patient Safety Hospital Advisory Committee represents health systems and hospitals across the state of Missouri. The members provide input to the Center’s hospital-based activities, including identifying priorities and providing advice for the implementation of hospital-based activities.

Michael Handler, MD –┬áChair
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West
Lake Saint Louis

Timothy M. Anderson
Harry S. Truman VA Hospital
Columbia

Dorothy Andrae
Primaris
Columbia

Brent Beasley, MD, FACP
Saint Luke’s Health Care
Kansas City

Mary Beck
Boone Hospital Center
Columbia

Sharon K. Burnett
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Jan Dungan, RN
Lake Regional Health System
Osage Beach

Barbara K. Ernst, RN
Perry County Memorial Hospital
Perryville

Vicki Good, MSN RN CCNS CENP
CoxHealth
Springfield

Keith Griffeth, RN, MBA
Hannibal Regional Hospital
Hannibal

Kristin Hahn-Cover, MD
University Hospitals and Clinics
Columbia

Eunice Halverson, MA
Center for Patient Safety

Vereline Johnson, RN, MSN, CCRN
Saint Francis Medical Center
Cape Girardeau

Julie Jones
Hedrick Medical Center
Chillicothe

Alex Christgen
Interim Executive Director
Center for Patient Safety

Kathleen Radcliff, RN, BSN, CPHRM
Hedrick Medical Center
Chillicothe

Janet L. Schaffner, MSN, RN, MA, CPHRM
Healthcare Services Group
Jefferson City

Sue Sinclair
Sisters of Mercy Health System
Chesterfield

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