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Therese "Tracy" Dodd, BA, MBA, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ


Senior Consultant

Tracy is responsible for assessing, analyzing, and recommending quality and clinical performance improvement processes for the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network and Sarah Cannon Research Institute. She collaborates with the clinical service group to provide division guidance to ensure the cancer service line is in compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies. She also oversees the performance improvement activities and delivers guidance to the quality coordinators throughout the network. Dodd serves as a senior consultant for the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) Consulting Services, a FACT Quality Inspection Auditor, and previously served as the Quality Improvement Committee Chair for the Medical College of Wisconsin BMT Program and as the Blood and Marrow Transplant Manager at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She earned her diploma in nursing at Columbia Hospital School of Nursing and her MBA at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Areas of Expertise

Quality Management Plan, Quality Systems, Quality Indicators; FACT, Commission on Cancer , The Joint Commission, CAP and cGMP compliance; Document control and writing including policies, procedures, processes, facility master files, gap analyses, abstracts, posters, scientific publications, and IND and CMC preparation; Facility and workflow planning; staff training, coaching and mentoring; and qualification, verification and validation.

Scope of Experience

30 years of healthcare quality and accreditation/regulatory compliance experience, including 15 years specific to adult and pediatric BMT Programs 25 years of management experience

Market Sector Focus

Hematopoietic stem cell clinical care
Hematopoietic stem cell collection (bone marrow, apheresis product, cord blood)

Relevant Assignments

 

  • Serve as FACT Quality Inspection Auditor to ensure consistency in FACT inspection processes
  • Co-Chair of FACT Quality Management Committee
  • Member of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Administrative Directors SIG Quality Workgroup
  • Member of the Wisconsin Association of Healthcare Quality Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Association for Healthcare Quality – Board of Directors Southeast Wisconsin Region Representative. Elected 2012.
  • Wisconsin Forward Award Board of Examiners serving in examiner and team leader positions 2001-2011.

Qualifications & Registrations

  • Member American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)
  • Member American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
  • Member Wisconsin Association for Healthcare Quality (WAHQ)
  • Registered Nurse, State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing
  • Fellow of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (FNAHQ), 2016
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; Healthcare Quality Certification Board, 1998
  • Certified Professional in Utilization Review; InterQual, 1992-1994
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training; Motorola University, 2007
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), 2008
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As a Matter of FACT

FACT was formally known as “FAHCT” (The Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy) until it expanded operations into other cellular therapies beyond hematopoietic cells.

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