Suzanne Lovelady

Vice President, Quality, Infection Control, Performance Improvement, & Patient Safety Officer 




Suzanne Lovelady is currently the Vice President of Quality, Performance Improvement and Infection Prevention at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida. As such, her responsibilities include daily operations and direction for improvements around quality of care delivery, patient safety, regulatory compliance with Joint Commission and CMS standards, environment of care and building safety, infection prevention and performance improvement.

With over 28 years in the health care industry, Suzanne started her nursing career at the bedside in the areas of oncology and bone marrow transplant. During those nine years of hands-on nursing care she developed a passion for quality and patient safety which lead to a career move into the specialty of quality improvement.

For the past 17 years she has served in progressive quality improvement leadership roles ranging from Manager to Vice President in acute care hospitals of variable size and complexity of services.  In these roles Suzanne effectively lead efforts around improving care delivery, patient safety, and patient experience while ensuring adherence to local, state and national regulatory standards. Her expertise and operational knowledge spans across the areas of quality improvement, risk management, patient safety regulatory compliance, infection prevention and medical staff operations.