Vikki Choate

DNP, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS Contact Vikki Choate

Vikki Choate is an expert care transformation consultant and international speaker with over three decades of healthcare leadership experience helping organizations improve quality and safety as they pursue transformative, lasting clinical and operational change. Vikki specializes in guiding healthcare organizations and executives to improve care delivery processes, enhance patient and caregiver engagement and experience, and create sustainable cultures of safety, accountability, transparency, and high reliability.

As a former chief quality and patient safety officer and three plus decade healthcare leader, Vikki offers a depth of experience and clarity of vision that consistently delivers meaningful, safe, and sustained change. As an executive level healthcare consultant, she has helped over one hundred healthcare organizations improve quality and patient safety; public quality and patient safety ratings and grades; patient experience; and clinical and operational performance. Vikki is a highly rated member of Huron’s international speaker team, presenting on quality and safety, and high reliability organizations (HROs) related topics. Vikki was a key leader in developing Huron’s Quality & Safety and HRO capabilities and has led curriculum design and delivery for Huron’s HRO Executive Summit and Frontline Nurse Leader Boot Camp national conferences. Vikki is highly trained and experienced in both care delivery and process improvement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Design and Alignment
  • Cultural Change
  • Engagement
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Performance Improvement


  • Healthcare

Professional Associations

  • American Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Floria Chi Upsilon Chapter

Education & Certifications

  • DNP, Executive Nursing Leadership | Post University
  • MSN, Nursing Administration | American Sentinel University
  • Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification | American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality | National Association of Healthcare Quality
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Advanced Training Program for Healthcare Quality Improvement Executives | Intermountain Health

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • High-Reliability Organization (HRO)
  • Quality and Safety
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