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Beth Daley Ullem


Quality and Safety First

Beth Daley Ullem works with hospital leadership teams, hospital boards and healthcare industry leaders to develop and fund programs that reduce harm, increase transparency and improve quality of patient care in hospital environments.  She serves as a member of the Board for the Center for Healthcare Value and the Board of Governors; National Patient Safety Foundation.  In addition, she served on the system-wide Board and on the Quality committee of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and on the Board and the Quality committee of ThedaCare in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Beth has worked with many organizations to improve healthcare transparency and quality such as with Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Professionalism of Ethical Practice (IPEP), the Center for Medical Simulation, the National Patient Safety Foundation and other leading healthcare institutions. She has been a guest speaker at centers such as Harvard Business School, the American Medical Association, Georgetown University’s Kennedy School of Ethics and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Following her infant son’s death in 2003, Beth began work on initiatives aimed at reducing preventable hospital errors and improving the transparency of clinical outcomes.  Subsequently, Beth’s youngest son was born with significant medical issues, and she has managed his extensive care over the last 5 years, expanding her advocacy and funding efforts beyond transparency of errors to a broader view of quality care and improvement.

Beth has a professional background in higher education, management consulting and financial services. She was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago from 2002-2008, where she designed and taught courses in corporate strategy, management, business ethics and business philosophy.  Prior to DePaul, Beth was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she provided strategic advice to companies in the retail and financial services industries.  Beth began her career as an investment banker at Smith Barney in New York (now Citigroup).

Beth received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  Beth received her undergraduate degree in international politics and economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. 

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