Jeffrey Scott Cudd earned a BA in biology from Carson-Newman College in 1988, a BSN from Queens College in 1993, and an MSN with a concentration in health systems management from Queens University of Charlotte in 2013. His clinical experience and knowledge extends across the continuum of care and includes: critical care nursing, coordinating critical care & pulmonary clinical trials research, surgical 1st assisting (liver, pancreas, kidney transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, general surgery, vascular access surgery, including laparoscopic approaches), strategic planning board member to developed disease management strategies for implementation statewide in the Carolina Access II Medicaid program (of Community Care of NC, a Division of the NC Department of Health and Human Services), utilizes healthcare quality methodologies to drive and integrate quality across functional areas for rapid replication of evidence-based best practices.
In his current role, Scott engages with facility and system level C-suite executives, physician leaders, nursing leaders, and quality leaders to identify improvement opportunities relevant to cost containment and clinical outcomes improvement throughout perioperative services across Carolinas HealthCare System. Carolinas HealthCare System is comprised of 43 hospitals (7,800+ licensed beds), 900+ care locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia with more than $8 billion in annual revenue. The System is one of the largest HIT and EMR systems in the country (CareConnect Health Information Exchange shares 2.49 million unique patient records electronically with 19 hospitals and 2300 physician networks). Skilled in the evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of data used to influence key stakeholders toward an evidence-based approach to patient care. Scott promotes an environment of collaboration to develop and implement uniform evidence-based processes, standards of care, and policies to achieve sustainable differentiable quality performance and outcomes in the perioperative patient population.