Jill Bryant-Bova has been a registered nurse for 25 years. Jill is a Quality Management Specialist in the Quality & Healthcare Safety Department. Jill’s role is to facilitate and support quality initiatives across the organization for improving quality and safe patient care. Jill collaborates with multiple departments, staff, and leadership to identify areas for improvement, setting standards and clinical guidelines, defining best practices, and ensuring that UTMB meets accreditation and regulatory requirements. Jill utilizes data and creates analysis for the application of process change.
Jill has been in Quality for over six years. Jill’s history with UTMB began prior to Hurricane Ike. Jill managed the acceptance of unsponsored patients to UTMB for cancer care. With dissolution of the department, Jill went to Texas Children’s Hospital and worked in the Quality and Outcomes Management Department. Jill finally returned to UTMB three years ago.
Jill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with clinical experience in critical and emergency care. Jill hold two certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC). Jill is currently a student at UTMB School of Nursing in the Masters of Nursing Executive Nurse Leader Program. Jill also served for the past three years on UTMB’s Diversity Council. Outside of UTMB, Jill is a member of the Texas-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team for the Department of Health and Human Services as a supervisory nurse for national disasters and events.
Jill would be honored to serve on the Employee Advisory Council as a representative for UTMB employees and would use her broad spectrum of experiences and expertise to support the role on the council. Jill feels it is essential for there to be collaboration between employees and executive leadership in the organization’s vision and strategic goals for the future.