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UT Health East Texas promotes Tracy O’Daniel to Division VP of Quality

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Tyler, Texas (February 4, 2020) — Tracy O'Daniel has been promoted to UT Health East Texas' Division Vice President of Quality. This promotion recognizes the work she has led in the areas of quality, risk, performance improvement and patient safety.

Since she started in August 2018 as division director of quality, risk and patient safety, O'Daniel has been responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of projects across quality, safety, performance, outcomes and care for UT Health East Texas, which includes 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics. O'Daniel studies Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data, identifies areas of improvement and implements new strategies focused on quality improvement outcomes. In her new role she will continue working to ensure progress in achieving the best possible outcome and experience in all interactions for both patient and caregiver.

O'Daniel has nearly 10 years of progressive experience in environmental services, quality and clinical operations. Prior to coming to UT Health East Texas, she was at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, where she most recently served as clinical operations manager in the office of patient experience.

In 2019, she was named to the Becker's Healthcare Rising Stars list recognizing 66 healthcare leaders under 40.

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region's only Level 1 trauma facility.

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.