Welcome ASQ members!

Due to the shifting of some responsibilities on the Section Leadership Committee, we are ardently seeking assistance from our members on the PROGRAMMING committee. This committee is responsible for finding & scheduling speakers for BOTH the Technical (5pm) AND Membership (7pm) monthly meetings. If you can help by speaking at one of the sessions yourself, can recommend a speaker or can assist the committee on a regular basis, please contact the Section Chair or another Leadership member.

To receive monthly email updates from the Section, update your email information at ASQ National. (After logging in, click “My Account”, select “Email Preferences”, then check the box next to “Section Communication”.) Section 800 will not distribute your email address or send unnecessary messages.

ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2016-17. If your company is interested in hosting the Section for a monthly meeting and facility tour, contact the Section Chair or Programming Chair. (Use of a cafeteria or similar area would be necessary for dinner.)

Attention ASQ Members! The 2017 ASQ Scholarship application is available (click here).

The deadline for submission is Friday, February 24, 2017.

Welcome new members! (September):

Melissa A. Field, Jimeka Isom, Scott Maitland, John D. McMichael,
Kimberly Skully, William Tavel, Tracee Wesolowski



Location:         Polaris Career Center at 7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, unless otherwise noted.

Directions:       From Bagley Rd Exit on I-71, go West on Bagley past Southwest General Hospital, on south side of Bagley. Turn left (South) on Old Oak Blvd. (first street past SGH) Polaris is on the left side (east), with ample parking in the front, side and back of the building.

5:00 to 6:00 PM                      Technical Session – when listed
6:00 to 6:45 PM                      Dinner and Networking (reservation required)
6:45 to 7:00 PM                      Registration, Networking and Announcements
7:00 to 8:00 PM                      Presentation/Questions

Reservations for dinner are required to allow proper planning to ensure everyone who placed a reservation receives a meal.

Dinner cost is $10. Call the Meeting Reservation Line at 216-556-0723 to register for dinner and/or meetings no later than 12 o’clock noon the Monday prior to the Wednesday meeting.

***New members attending their first meeting will receive dinner for FREE, please call in your reservation.

Meeting schedule:

Wednesday, November 16 – Cleveland Clinic, Beachwood

Location: Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus, Building 3, 3050 Science Park Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122

NOTE: This is a “rerun” for members who were not able to attend one or both sessions of our May meeting at the Clinic’s Central Monitoring Unit and eHospital facility in Beachwood.

5PM – Speaker Session – Alicia Burkle, “Remote Monitoring at the Cleveland Clinic”. We will discuss the history of telemedicine, the current state of the Central Monitoring Unit (CMU) and eHospital, and Quality metrics/outcomes for both units.

Alicia Burkle, Tele-Health Outcomes Coordinator

Alicia has been with the Cleveland Clinic since May of 2007 serving in the roles of Lead Tech, Supervisor and Trainer for the Central Monitoring Unit. She has been heavily involved in the expansion of the CMU into multiple sites throughout the Clinic system.  In 2012, Alicia transitioned to the Trainer role and in 2013 assumed the additional responsibility of developing and maintaining the Quality Assurance program in the CMU.  She is an active member of both NEREPS committees at the Main Campus and the Critical Care Response and Resuscitation Program Charter. In her current position, Alicia is responsible for outcomes reporting and quality improvement planning for both the CMU as well as eHospital. Alicia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and is currently pursuing her MBA at Excelsior College.

Desiree Kirkwood, Assistant Nurse Manager

Desiree has been with eHospital since it started back in April of 2014 and has been an outstanding member of our team. She comes to us from the Coronary ICU at Main Campus where she has been a staff RN since 2009. While caring for high acuity patients in the ICU, Desiree has also been engaged in unit committees and recently completed the Aspiring Leader Program. She has been a highly effective charge RN and a mentor to new caregivers on the unit. Desiree will help to lead the day-to-day operations for eHospital. Desiree holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Ursuline College and is currently pursuing her MSN at Ohio University.

Christina M. Canfield, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-E, Program Manager

Christina is a program manager for Cleveland Clinic eHospital, the health system’s homegrown ICU telemedicine program. Canfield is a board-certified adult clinical nurse specialist and critical-care registered nurse. In addition to acute care telemedicine, her expertise includes: medical intensive care, internal medicine, pulmonary, otorhinolaryngology and renal care, as well as long-term acute care.

7PM – Facility Tour Session




January 18, 2017 – Location TBD

5PM Technical Session – TBD

7PM Member Session – TBD