Chief Patient Safety Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
Jan Compton, RN, BSN, MSHA, CPHQ, is the Chief Patient Safety Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the health care system’s efforts to develop and implement evidence-based patient safety practices intended to help the organization pursue its vision of “no preventable deaths, no preventable injuries, and no preventable risk” by overseeing BSWH programs to reduce inpatient mortality. She promotes an organizational culture conducive to the development of patient safety innovations, and guides employees in the adoption of patient safety values. She aims to operationalize patient safety goals across all BSWH facilities.
Ms. Compton earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience at BSWH, including previous roles as nursing supervisor; cardiovascular care coordinator; and director of health care improvement, care coordination, risk management, patient safety and guest relations for Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. In her former role as Director of Patient Safety for BSWH, she was responsible for oversight, growth, and development of the BSWH Office of Patient Safety direct-report employees and facility-level direct-report employees, evaluations, and budget.
Ms. Compton is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She is a member of the North Texas Association for Healthcare Quality and is Patient Safety and Quality Committee Chair for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.