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Heidi Wald, MD, Geriatrics, Broomfield, CO

HeidiWaldMD

Geriatrics Broomfield, CO

Chief Quality and Safety Officer, SCL Health

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Summary

  • Results oriented quality and patient safety leader for an 8 hosptial Catholic health system in Colorado and Montana.

Education & Training

  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoFellowship, Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2003 - 2006
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences CenterMS, 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1995
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMS, Chemical Engineering, 1989 - 1992
  • The JohnsHopkinsUniversity
    The JohnsHopkinsUniversityBS, Chemical Engineering, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2002 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1996 - 2002
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President’s Leadership Award University of Colorado Hospital Medical Staff, 2012
  • Women in Medicine and Science Professional Leadership Award University of ColoradoSchool of Medicine, 2011
  • Fellow in Hospital Medicine Society of Hospital Medicine, 2009
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Lack of patient knowledge regarding hospital medications.  
    Cumbler E, Wald H, Kutner J, J Hosp Med
  • Post-hospitalization Transitions: Examining the Effect of Timing of Primary Care Provider Followup.  
    Misky G, Wald HL, Coleman E, J Hosp Med
  • Quality of Care for In-Hospital Stroke: Analysis of a Statewide Registry.  
    Cumbler E, Murphy P, Jones WJ, Wald HL, Kutner JS, Smith DB, Stroke
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Integrating the Academic and Quality Missions: The QI Small Grants Program at the University of Colorado.
    Wald H, Denberg T, Ringel S, AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Survey of Current CAUTI Prevention Practices at NICHE Hospitals.
    Gilmartin H, Fink R, Richard A, Capezuti E, Boltz M, Wald H, Association of Professionals of Infection Control Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • Introduction of a Protocol to Reduce Urinary Catheter Use in the Operating Room.
    Chang N, Oman K, Makic MB, Fink R, Hulett T, Schilleroff P, Wald H, AORN Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
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Other

  • Competency-Based Test of Inpatient Geriatric Management Skills for Residents and Medical Students.. 
    Cumbler E, Guerrasio J, Youngwerth J, Zerzan J, Rosen S, Wald H
    http://pogoe.org/productid/20596
  • Urinary Catheters for the Inpatient Physician. 
    Guerrasio J, Wald H, Youngwerth J, Cumbler E
    http://pogoe.org/productid/20296
  • Competency-Based Test of Inpatient Geriatric Management for Residents and Medical Students. 
    Cumbler E, Guerrasio J, Youngwerth J, Zerzan J, Rosen S, Brandenburg S, Aagaard E, Wald H
    http://www.mededportal.org/publication/9180

Press Mentions

  • Rx for Doctors: Stop with the Urine Tests
    Rx for Doctors: Stop with the Urine TestsOctober 14th, 2019
  • New Report on Mobility Has Experts Moving Toward Consensus on Care as We Age
    New Report on Mobility Has Experts Moving Toward Consensus on Care as We AgeOctober 2nd, 2018
  • What Excites 101 Health System Executives for the Next Year
    What Excites 101 Health System Executives for the Next YearJanuary 20th, 2024

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