Michele K. Stanek serves as the Director of Practice Transformation, providing support to rural health clinics and other rural practices in practice improvement and medical home development. She is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Center for Practice Transformation, which provides technical assistance, practice assessment, practice facilitation and consultation as rural providers implement the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model and seek external PCMH recognition. She also works with providers and staff to support practices as the build their capacity for practice transformation including quality measurement and reporting, care team development and the systems improvements.
In addition to working with SCORH, Michele has a faculty appointment in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In this role, she manages the I3 Practice Improvement Collaborative, which is an ongoing practice improvement learning collaborative for primary care academic practices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida. She also direct the Department’s quality improvement program and has teaching responsibilities related to quality improvement, population health and system redesign.
Prior to her current roles, Michele served in several health policy and governmental relations roles at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She was responsible for developing and directing advocacy efforts on state and federal health policy and financing issues for the medical school and health system. Michele received a Master of Health Sciences in health policy and management and a Certificate in Healthcare Finance from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College.