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Barbara Trehearne, PhD, RN

Barbara Trehearne, PhD, RN is VP of Clinical Excellence, Quality, and Nursing Practice and of Primary Care at Group Health Cooperative in Washington State. She is responsible for supporting clinical excellence and quality throughout the care delivery system, providing leadership for the development and support of nursing professionals at Group Health, and for Infection Control and Employee Health.

An active participant in local, regional and national nursing issues, Dr. Trehearne has long advocated for the continued development of nursing leaders. She has been instrumental in the development and design of multiple educational programs for nurses. Through her membership in the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, she founded and developed with other colleagues the Northwest Nursing Leadership Institute to prepare future leaders in nursing. She also coordinates an off-campus baccalaureate completion program for Group Health RNs and lectures in undergraduate and graduate programs in the Seattle area.     [ Click for More ]