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Jill Ellis, RN, BSN, MHSA

With over 30 years of nursing and management experience, Jill has been instrumental in helping hospitals improve employee engagement, quality and patient perception of care. Jill has strength in building relationships at all levels with experience in large, complex systems as well as individual hospitals, in union and non-union environments. She is currently a part of the national partnership division of Studer Group and an account leader for large systems. She has demonstrated success in executive coaching and in applying the principles of Evidence-Based Leadershipâ„  in academic medical centers, medical practices and community hospitals. Jill has received the honor of the Studer Group Pillar award multiple times for achieving excellent results in operations, service and quality. In 2017, Jill received Studer Group’s prestigious Flame award. This award is given to employees who demonstrate Studer Group’s values and drive impressive results.

Professional Experience

  • Director of Med/Surg, Critical Care and Rehabilitation Services, Henry Medical Center, Stockbridge GA
  • Nurse Manager, Critical Care Unit, Henry Medical Center, Stockbridge, GA
  • Nurse Manager, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Operations manager, Immediate Care Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Signature Engagements

  • Developed and implemented training for consistent improvements in employee engagement in organizations ranging from 100 to 900 beds
  • Co-authored “The Nurse Leader Handbook”
  • Advised executive leadership on the Evidence-Based Leadershipâ„  model for strategy, execution, communications and success metrics
  • Developed nurse leader bootcamp to improve performance; in the first quarter, 90 percent of participating units saw improvements in results by the second quarter; by the third quarter, 100 percent of participating units achieved improved results
  • Serves as key national speaker for Studer Group on the topic of nursing strategies to improve efficiency and patient experience, while also improving engagement of staff, providers, and patients
  • Serves as key national speaker for Studer Group on the topic of dealing with low performers in a high-performing world

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Health Service Administration, Stayer University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clayton College and State University

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

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