Ms. Kaufield has over 30 years of experience in health care with expertise in clinical and managerial
operations, business development, corporate compliance, executive leadership development, public
relations and marketing, and development and implementation of individual and multi-hospital
system performance improvement and strategic planning initiatives. She has consulted for both
US and health care organizations around the world in the areas of accreditation readiness and
Sherry Kaufield has worked with multiple clients in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas, including individual healthcare facilities, healthcare systems, government and industry clients, insurance providers and other payors. She regularly served as a faculty member at education events teaching accreditation standards, accreditation preparation, and quality improvement and has been a welcomed speaker on these topics at healthcare related conferences around the world.
Ms. Kaufield currently serves as Medical Quality and Safety Officer at the United Nations in the Medical Services Division. Previously, she served as Executive Director, International Services, for Joint Commission International (JCI). At JCI she was the administrator for international consulting and education services serving hospitals and other healthcare organizations around the globe in search of patient safety, quality improvement and/or accreditation in their facilities.
Additional Experience as a Healthcare Executive:
• Chief Operating Officer, Provena Mercy Medical Center
• Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Provena Mercy Center
• Director, Private Market Management, North Central Behavioral Health Systems
• Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations, Oakwood Hospital
• Adjunct Professor, Rock Valley College, Human Services Division
Education and Certifications
M.A., Psychology, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT – USA
B.A., Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL – USA
Advanced Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
Certified Yellow Belt, Robust Process Improvement
Certified Medical Travel Professional
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