Vicki Good, President, AACN Board

AACN Board
July 2013 – June 2014

Vicki Good, RN, MSN, CENP, serves a one-year term as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

Good previously served on the AACN board from 2008 to 2011, acting as treasurer during 2009–2010.

As administrative director of patient safety for CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo., she conceptualizes and develops various safety programs, including the patient safety, medication safety and infection prevention offices.

Recently, Good was named one of the “50 Experts Leading in the Field of Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading publication for healthcare executives.

Good previously held management positions in critical care, patient safety and education at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas and Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

She has also supervised students in the adult critical care clinical rotation as adjunct faculty at Texas Christian University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1989 and is currently a doctor of nursing practice student. She earned a Master of Science in nursing with a nursing leadership concentration in 1999 from Seattle Pacific University.

An AACN ambassador since 2001, Good served on the AACN Nominating Committee in 2008–2009, as Chapter Advisory Team board liaison in 2009–2010, on the Evidence-based Poster Abstract Review Panel in 2007–2008 and as board liaison for the Ambassador Summit during 2010–2011.

She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

Good writes and presents on a variety of topics — including patient safety and communication — and has edited and authored content for many AACN publications, including Critical Care Nurse and AACN Advanced Critical Care.

Her presentations include “Hospital Survey on Patient Safety: Improving Response Rates, Reading Your Reports, and Next Steps,” which she co-presented in a Missouri Center for Patient Safety webinar in 2013; “The Role of Industry in Patient Safety” at a 2012 PharMEDium operations meeting in Austin, Texas; and “The Critical Care Nurse and Safe Medication Practices” at PharMEDium in Phoenix.

She presented “The Most Challenging Progressive Care Skill, Communication” and “Establishing a Culture of Safety” at AACN Progressive Care Pathways, an annual conference in Las Vegas for progressive care nurses. Good also attended the AACN Ambassador Summit in 2011, where she discussed “The Power of Influence.”

She has received many accolades during her career, including the Harris College of Nursing Alumni of the Year award from Texas Christian University, Beta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Nursing Practice and Management award, NurseWeek’s Nursing Excellence in Teaching and a Professional Staff Organization Scholarship from the University of Washington, Seattle.


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