Ann Scott Blouin
RN, PhD, FACHE
Ann Scott Blouin is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. Dr. Blouin founded ‘PSQ Advisory’ to deliver strategic guidance to America’s health systems. Believing that quality and patient safety are critical to the strategic success and financial well-being of health care systems, she has been advising clients in this area for the past fifteen years. Dr. Blouin works with boards and senior leadership to help organizations achieve success on financial and clinical metrics through an organizational focus on improvement science and harm avoidance.
Prior to founding PSQ Advisory, Dr. Blouin was the Executive Vice President of Customer Relations at The Joint Commission, providing leadership in aligning the strategic goals of the organization with its client base of more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs globally, with operating revenues exceeding $250M.
With more than 30 years of health care administration, consulting and clinical nursing experience, Dr. Blouin has held key senior leadership positions at community teaching hospitals, academic medical centers and prominent global consulting firms. While at Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini and Huron Consulting Group, she worked with multiple health systems across the United States and Canada to help them improve operating cost efficiency and effectiveness, revenue management, care coordination, and quality and patient safety. Specific areas of expertise include strategic planning in rapidly changing environments, contemporary leadership, organizational design, regulatory compliance, business case development for quality and safety, high reliability, and clinical integration. Ann’s experience as a senior leader with operations and strategy roles bring a unique understanding of today’s challenges in health care.
Dr. Blouin has published and presented extensively on topics focused on health care leadership, patient care quality and safety, as well as nursing, and served as an adjunct faculty member at several Chicago area schools of nursing and medicine.
Dr. Blouin earned her PhD in Nursing Sciences and MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her MSN with honors from Loyola University of Chicago, and BSN with high honors from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives. She has been awarded several notable honors, as the Outstanding Alumna (Lewis University); Damen Award (for excellence in service, Loyola University of Chicago); and the 2017 University of Illinois Joan L. Shaver Nursing Leadership Award. Dr. Blouin is a certified Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma/Change Management methodology.
Dr. Blouin currently serves on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors. Her prior governance experience includes Board tenure and Vice Chair on the National Patient Safety Foundation, a senior citizen community board and a federally qualified health care clinic board.