BIOGRAPHY


Jennifer Hooks
MBB, Director Performance Improvement, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Jennifer Hooks is the Director of the Performance Improvement Department at the Medical University of South Carolina and a retired Air Force E9 Chief Master Sergeant with 26 years of clinical, administrative and performance improvement experience in hospital, ambulatory care and dental facilities in a variety of settings worldwide.

Jennifer is an accomplished trainer, and her practical experience has taken her into many types of industries including healthcare, supply chain, service organizations, aerospace, and manufacturing. She is an invited speaker to numerous conferences, webinars, and symposiums and is an adjunct faculty member at MUSC College of Health Professions and College of Nursing.

She supports MUSC’s executive leadership in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma throughout the organization. Jennifer manages Six Sigma Black and Green Belts, develops and teaches curriculum for Lean Six Sigma education, drives system-wide projects, and customizes Lean Six Sigma methodology to best suit MUSC’s needs.  

She has an MBA in Human Resources and BS in Occupational Education Health Administration. Jennifer is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and also holds a LEAN Sensei Certification from Villanova University. Jennifer is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE), Society of Health Systems (SHS), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). She also serves on the American Quality Institute Green Belt International Standard Technical Committee.

REGISTRATION OPEN 
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SPEAKERS' CORNER
Submit your PowerPoint by
January 31, 2019
Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.