Tina Cortez

Tina Cortez

Safe Patient Handling Program Manager, Stanford Health Care

Tina Cortez is the Safe Patient Handling Program Manager at Stanford Health Care, where she manages program operations, lift assistance, equipment PAR level management and education. Prior to this role, Tina was a Lean consultant with the Performance Excellence team, where she led performance improvement projects and coached leaders on lean methodologies. Tina began her career with Stanford Health Care in Guest Services, where she launched and managed the Health Navigation Services program.

H5 – Safety, Quality, Sustainability: Lean Process Improvement in the Clinical Soiled Utility Room

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Tina Cortez, the Safe Patient Handling Manager at Stanford Health Care, was on a mission to solve a problem. Clinician and patient safety were at risk due to inadequate supply of reusable patient lifts. The Safe Patient Handling team had replaced 90% of stock, at a cost of $50,000 in the first three quarters of […]