Julia Swanson is a visionary leader who helps organizations continually improve toward excellence by partnering with fellow executives to build sustainable and high performing leadership processes. With 17 years of experience in improving integrated health care operations, Julia uses her expertise in strategy deployment, disciplined execution and operational interdependencies to bridge silos and levels in organizations to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Currently, Julia Swanson, Director, Performance Analytics and Improvement, is establishing a new strategy for Henry Ford Health System to ensure consistent and effective organizational performance measurement is occurring at all levels through the implementation of comprehensive electronic medical record reporting and electronic data warehouse solutions. She was last the Administrator for Innovation and Quality at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital where she was responsible for the performance of the hospital’s quality oversight system including risk prevention, infection control, regulatory readiness, monitoring and measuring performance, strategic planning, and the coordination of hospital-wide innovation and improvement efforts. In her time at the hospital, she was very proud of the accomplishments of opening a new hospital on time and on budget and achieving successful accreditation three days after opening. Julia led the team at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital to ISO Certification within one year of opening the hospital. Service, quality and financial outcomes of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital continue to be excellent and exceed expectations and annual goals.
Prior to this position, Julia worked throughout Henry Ford Health System as a project manager with a focus on process improvement and new initiative implementations. She has a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.