Monika Dutton

With over 25 years of progressive management experience in healthcare with a focus in operational and special project management, Monika Dutton has been influential in achieving organizational growth and change for a variety of healthcare organizations. She excels at bringing concepts to reality through closure of gaps and alignment of goals. Her combined passion for excellent patient care and evidence-based practices motivates her to work with others to achieve exceptional results.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Studer Group, Monika worked in several nursing leadership roles. She was director of nursing at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, FL. In this position, at a Level II trauma center, she had operational responsibility for medical/surgical and critical care units across two campuses. Monika also worked at Roper St. Francis in Charleston, SC. Her last position there was as magnet project director. Throughout her career, Monika has assumed responsibility for many strategic system initiatives and counts herself as a strategic change agent.

Signature Engagements

  • Coached partners who achieved year-over-year improvement across their CAHPS composites and quality indicators
  • Increased inpatient nursing satisfaction scores annually while decreasing turnover through implementation of leader rounding, peer interviews, and 30/90 day interviews
  • Closed gaps as identified through the Magnet® application process and wrote a successful Magnet® document
  • Earned scores above 4.5 (1-5 scale) while serving as Leadership Development Institute curriculum chair for two years
  • Coached Canadian partners, long term care facilities, and hospitals of all sizes
  • Received Palmetto Gold (top 100 nurses in SC) and SC League of Nursing Excellence award

Education and Certifications

  • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Masters in Nursing Administration

Professional Associations

  • AONE- American Organization of Nurse Executives

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Multiple LDI presentations including
    • AIDET®
    • Rounding (Staff, nurse leader, internal customer)
    • Highmiddlelow®
    • Crucial Conversations
  • “A View from a Magnet Project Director,” SC State Magnet Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2008 and April 2009
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