Jodi Joyce, PhD(c), RN, MBA, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE

HomeFellows & AlumniList of Alumni2011 AlumniJodi Joyce, PhD(c), RN, MBA, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE

  • 2011 Alumni
    Jodi Joyce

Associate Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Chicago, IL

Jodi S. Joyce, PhD(c), RN, MBA, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE

In October 2012, Jodi became the Associate Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) in Chicago, IL.  From June 2013 to August 2014, Jodi also served as UI Health's Interim Chief Nursing Officer.  Jodi is partnering with her colleagues across the University of Illinois' care delivery continuum, research enterprise, and 7 health sciences colleges to achieve new levels of performance in quality and safety, as well as better healthcare and health for the patients and communities that UI Health is privileged to serve.

Before joining UIHHSS, Jodi served for five years as the Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety at Legacy Health, an integrated delivery system with 6 hospitals and over 50 primary and specialty care clinics based in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. In this role, she led her organization in the development and execution of a strategic plan for quality and patient safety focused on two "Big Aims": eliminating needless deaths and eliminating preventable harm.  During her tenure, Legacy achieved a 28% reduction in inpatient mortality and a 59% reduction in whole-house healthcare-associated infections while saving more than $50 million from the prevented infections.  

Before Legacy Health, Jodi held a number of leadership roles within Kaiser Permanente (KP), including co-founder and Director of Operations for KP's Care Management Institute (CMI). The twelve comprehensive population management programs that Jodi's team developed and implemented during her seven-year tenure at CMI resulted in numerous measurable improvements in care and health outcomes - including reductions in morbidity and mortality - for over 2 million KP members.  Five of these programs received national recognition from such organizations as the Disease Management Association of America and the C. Everett Koop National Health Awards.

Jodi has been the recipient of multiple grants from CareOregon and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  She is a member of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative Advisory Committee, American Organization for Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Chicago Health Executive Forum.   Before moving to Chicago, Jodi served as a governor-appointed member of the Robert Bree Collaborative for the State of Washington and the Quality Committee for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.  She also previously served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Jodi has prior experience in health care consulting and hospital management; she began her career as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse.   Jodi earned her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Wheaton College (IL), her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Northwestern University, and her master's degree in Business Administration from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.  Jodi is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing. 

Jodi and her husband enjoy living in the Windy City and are the proud parents of two young adult sons.