Highfill named Director of Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation

Dec 13, 2016

Becky Highfill was recently named the Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. Highfill has been working as the Grants Manager at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation since 2013. Highfill will direct the activities of the Center for Learning & Innovation while continuing to administer the hospital’s grant program.

The Center for Learning & Innovation was created to explore alternative models of care delivery, specifically to improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve population health.  In this new role, Highfill will lead the development and execution of Pullman Regional Hospital’s strategic plan to integrate innovation with healthcare delivery.  The Center for Learning & Innovation will also coordinate learning and leadership activities, such as coaching, personality and communications assessments, the role of Generosity in health and wellbeing, and effective leadership. Highfill will work with Chief Medical & Innovation Officer Dr. Gerald Early, hospital leaders and physician practices to address identified health needs of populations in the region through delivery models, such as care coordination, telemedicine, and ongoing development of an electronic medical record.

Highfill said partnering with entities, such as the Whitman County Health Network and Washington State University, will be critical in accomplishing a comprehensive approach to achieving community health objectives and doing it in an innovative manner. 

“Pullman Regional Hospital has taken an innovative approach to healthcare for years. The Center for Learning & Innovation is a focused effort to take innovative healthcare to a whole new level,” said Highfill. “I am honored to support these efforts, expand partnerships, and help implement a vision to provide even better healthcare for our region.”

For more information visit The Center for Learning & Innovation. 

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