Vice President, Performance
Judith Shields directs Liberty’s quality assurance, quality improvement, risk management, provider credentialing, and corporate compliance programs and is responsible for Liberty’s company-wide Joint Commission certification for Healthcare Staffing Services. She is board-certified by the American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians as a certified professional in Healthcare Quality and is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.
Since joining the company in 2001, Judith has integrated the philosophy and principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) into Liberty’s operations. She created an entire department dedicated to quality improvement and quality performance and has developed advanced CQI methodologies, which are applied to measure and monitor Liberty’s compliance with accreditation standards and individual contract deliverables.
Additionally, Judith directs our rigorous credentialing procedures, reviews the file of every clinician prior to hire and during annual competency evaluations, and manages our corporate compliance program. She chairs our national physician peer review committee and conducts training to our on-site staff (and contract clients) in quality improvement methodologies and risk management, including root cause analysis and failure mode and effects analysis.
Judith earned a Master of Science in nursing from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Villanova University.