Kenneth Alexander, MS, RRT
Member

Ken Alexander is vice president of member services and quality improvement for the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA), and has responsibility for the quality, emergency preparedness, and education departments, along with member relations, healthcare policy, legislative and regulatory related responsibilities. His quality work includes overseeing the Hospital Innovation Improvement Network project, with 109 participating hospitals, and part of his emergency preparedness responsibilities include serving with state and federal leadership during declared disaster events.  Mr. Alexander has served as an adjunct faculty member for the LSU Health Science Center Graduate School of Public Health, Health Policy and Systems Management department, and was a contributing author along with Dr. Don Berwick and others for “All In, Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care,” a book teaching how to design and execute small and large-scale improvement collaboratives. He speaks extensively on both statewide and national platforms on topics related to healthcare, quality and patient safety, organizational culture, leadership, and teamwork.

Starting his career as a medical specialist in the U.S. Army, Mr. Alexander then became a registered respiratory therapist, working in a variety of staff, supervisory, and management roles. He served as CEO in both acute and post-acute hospitals prior to joining the LHA. Personally, Mr. Alexander enjoys traveling with his wife, Robbie, church-related activities, weightlifting and fitness, and collecting and promoting the hot sauce and spicy food industry.

 

 

Education

  • Masters of Science in Administration, 1994 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Science and Technology, 1992, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Diploma in Respiratory Therapy, 1984, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Expertise
 

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Healthcare-related policy, regulations, and legislation
  • Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management
  • Organizational Leadership and Culture
  • Hospital Administration
  • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, Lousiaina licensed

Organizations
 

  • American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize National Selection Committee, 2017-present
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing, 2018-present  
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, Respiratory Care Advisory Committee, 2010-present
  • Leadership Team, Donate Life, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care, Baton Rouge, LA, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Association for Healthcare Quality, 2010-present
  • CDC Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, 2008-present
  • Health & Human Services State Advisory Committee, 2008-present
  • DHH/CDC Healthcare Acquired Infection Advisory Committee, 2008-present
  • Louisiana Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (LaPOST) Task Force, 2011-present
  • LHA Staff Liaison, Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives (LONE), 2014-present

 

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