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Andrea Lowe, MHA, PA-C Director of Employer Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Business Partner
Andrea Lowe is AAPA’s Director of Employer Strategy and has recently taken on the role to lead AAPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. She graduated from Pace University – Lenox Hill Physician Assistant program in 2001 and obtained her MHA in 2007. Andrea also has a graduate certificate in Health Care Quality from George Washington University and will be completing her MBA from George Washington University this year. She also holds a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She has more than 20 years of experience as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant along with nearly 10 years experience as an administrative leader. She served as Vice President of Operations and Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians for one of the largest healthcare organizations in Texas. Andrea sits on the Advisory Board of the New York Tri-State Diversity Council and the Executive Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). Here in Episode #94 Andrea starts our show with a leadership mindset encouraging us to invest in ourselves, as well as others; she shares how her mother sparked the fire that set the blaze for her entire healthcare career; Andrea gives us a great insight into the role and value of the Physician Assistant; Andrea gives her predictions on the future of the Physician Assistant and the Advanced Practice Provider at large; She connects the dots between PAs and QI; We identify a great opportunity to promote PAs into healthcare fellowship programs; Andrea shares a dark moment story that has stuck with her for over 17 years; She details how she transitioned from provider to administrator; Andrea gives tells us exactly when it’s time to change rooms; We go off-script to discuss opportunities to promote D&I for Advanced practice providers She shares an Aha moment on when she entered the matrix of healthcare operations; and how the forward progress of today’s physician assistance keeps her inspired in her work. • Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-lowe-mha-pa-c-6805a936/ • Visit the American Academy of PAs: https://www.aapa.org/ • Access The Healthcare QualityCast LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12203005/ • Leaves Us a Rating: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-healthcare-qualitycast/id1456206515?mt=2&uo=4 • Earn Your Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Certification: https://theqiacademy.mykajabi.com/
About The Healthcare QualityCast
The Healthcare QualityCast is an audio podcast spotlighting today's most exciting and inspiring quality professionals within the healthcare industry. In our podcast, we dive into the career journeys of leaders that work daily to improve quality, safety, and service outcomes for patients, their family members, and their communities at large. Our mission is to provide motivation and direction to our listeners, encouraging you all to continue your efforts in improving the overall quality of healthcare. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.