Dorothy Patzek, MSN, RN NEA-BC has been named Elwyn’s first Vice President of Healthcare and Corporate Quality. Prior to joining us, Dorothy served as the Chief Operating Officer for Prime Healthcare where she was responsible for 10 hospitals in the Northeast Region, including the system’s behavioral health programs, and multiple physician practices and clinics. During her tenure as COO she improved the Leapfrog ratings at two Prime hospitals, launched EPIC at three regional hospitals, and led COVID-19 operations, in addition to planning and directing operational initiatives. Prior to her appointment as COO, Dorothy was Regional Corporate Nurse Executive for Prime Healthcare as well as Vice President of Nursing for Blue Mountain Health System. She joins Elwyn with a wealth of leadership experience in the medical / nursing space, and a firm commitment to safety, excellence, and quality. Dorothy will work with existing nursing leadership to build a better resourced department to serve an organization with evolving medical needs and increasing demands for healthcare support.