Area Quality Leader, Kaiser Foundation Hospital Santa Clara
Anna Hayhurst, RN is Area Quality Leader for Kaiser Foundation Hospital Santa Clara and Health Plan. In this role, she has oversight responsibilities for Quality Programs, Regulations and Licensing, Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Medical Staff functions including Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education.
In this role, she focuses on system-wide improvement to ensure the best quality and safest possible care experiences are provided to the staff, member patients and families.
In her current role, she has been instrumental in implementing numerous new clinical services at Santa Clara and improving Quality and Patient Safety outcomes.
Anna has been with Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan for over 30 years, serving various roles, from a clinical nursing career to her current position as Health Plan Quality Leader.
Anna earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Texas College, Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Chapman University, Bachelors of Science of Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing from San Jose State University.
She holds certification for the Certified Professional Health Care Quality (CPHQ) and Lean Six Sigma.
Anna enjoys cooking and spending time with her two grandchildren outside work.