Stephanie Scruggs, RN, BSN, SCR is a Validation Manager for the Registry Partners Quality Division, Clinical Registry Services.
Stephanie’s work experience includes serving as a NSQIP Surgical Clinical Reviewer for North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS where she started the first NSQIP site in the state of Mississippi. Stephanie has also held positions such as: PACU Nurse, Pre/Post-Op Nurse, OR/Circulating Nurse and Nurse Manager, Short Stay Surgery.
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL . She is certified in Adult and Pediatric Life Support and i Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR) through the American College of Surgeons NSQIP program.
Stephanie presently resides in Mississippi and has two children. She enjoys traveling, spending time at the beach, gardening, and is very involved with her church where she serves in the nursery.
Q & A with Stephanie:
Q: Why do you believe clinical data registries are so important?
A: I believe Clinical Data Registries are important because they provide valuable data which in turn can be used for Quality improvement projects, establish best practices, and allow for research projects which all lead to better patient outcomes.
Q: What do you find to be the most rewarding part of your career in healthcare quality?
A: I recently helped implement an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program (ERAS) at the hospital where I work full time and the results have been exemplary. We decreased a length of stay on colorectal cases from over 7 days to 3 days in a period of one year. This gives me great satisfaction knowing the improvement in care that the patients received.
Q: What do you like most about working for Registry Partners?
A: Registry Partners was a lifesaver to me and has provided the means to supplement my income. I have been with the company since 2014 and I love it. My supervisor, is exceptional! It’s wonderful to know that you are appreciated and she takes the time to always let me know when she is proud of my work or just to let me know she cares.