Jodi Joyce

Jodi Joyce2018-10-29T10:47:36+00:00

Jodi Joyce (Chicago, Illinois) is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Quality & Patient Safety at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and Chief Quality Officer for UI Hospital & Clinics. During 2013 and 2014, she also served as UI Health’s Interim Chief Nursing Officer. Jodi is an Adjunct Faculty member at UIC’s School of Public Health and a regular guest lecturer at several of UI Health’s health sciences colleges.  Prior to UI Health, Jodi served as the Vice President for Quality & Patient Safety at Legacy Health, a nonprofit integrated delivery system with 6 hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty care clinics based in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. During her five-year tenure, Legacy achieved a 28% reduction in inpatient mortality and a 59% reduction in healthcare-associated infections while saving more than $12 million annually from the prevented infections. Legacy’s work and early results were summarized in an April 2011 Health Affairs article. Jodi previously held several leadership roles within Kaiser Permanente, including co-founder and Director of Operations for KP’s Care Management Institute.   Jodi is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship Program and a current Board member of the RWJF ENF Alumni Association. She also serves on the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative Advisory Committee. Jodi has received numerous grants from both the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CareOregon.  Jodi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Wheaton College (IL), her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University, and her Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing at the University of Illinois – Chicago.  Jodi and her husband live in downtown Chicago and are the proud parents of two college-age sons.