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Carol Danielson

Senior Vice President

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Carol Danielson has 30 plus years of experience in clinical executive leadership roles in a variety of hospital-based health care systems.   Included are adult, pediatric, community and teaching hospitals, non-profit, for-profit and faith based, where her responsibilities ranged from overseeing multiple service lines to more widespread general clinical operations in acute inpatient and ambulatory settings.  Most recently, Ms. Danielson has served in two Chief Nurse Executive roles in a regional health system in a secondary market and in a two-hospital community teaching hospital system in a very competitive large metropolitan market. As a result, she has a keen understanding of the challenges facing all C-Suite executive leaders in health care today.

Having a skilled and competent team on board is an executive’s first and foremost challenge.  Finding leaders, possessing an appropriate mix of clinical, financial, and operational acumen, is imperative to being successful.   In every role, the key to ultimate success for the executive and organization is superb leadership talent.  Ms. Danielson has recruited and developed a top-notch team to achieve excellence in all metrics; financial, quality, patient experience and safety, in every position she has held.

In Ms. Danielson’s service line roles, she had responsibility for the strategic positioning, physician relationship, business development and organizational interdependence (matrix) aspects of important service lines such as Cardiovascular, Orthopedic/Musculoskeletal, Neuroscience, Cancer, Women’s, Trauma, Rehabilitation and Pediatrics.  Some were brand new service lines in the beginning stages of development while others were mature service lines needing focus on sustainability.  Many achieved Center of Excellence recognition and status from accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

In addition to her recent hospital system executive leadership experience, Ms. Danielson is involved in the community.  She serves as a Rotarian where she has chaired the community service committee for the last four years.  She also volunteers at Mosaic Georgia, a center which evaluates, supports and advocates for adult and child victims of sexual abuse.

Ms. Danielson is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She is also a Registered Nurse.