Peggy Kurusz, B.S., M.B.A.
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Peggy Kurusz brings extensive experience in major health care provider organizations to her work with Stamp & Chase. Most recently, she was the Vice President, Mission Initiatives for Ascension Health, where she had responsibility for fostering the integration of the Ascension Health Catholic Identity, Mission and Values within the Strategic Initiatives. She led all aspects of implementation, coordination, ongoing development and evaluation of mission interventions including Patient Experience, collaborating with Health Ministries to oversee the strengthening of the Model Community of engaged associates.
Prior to her appointment to this position, Ms. Kurusz served as Senior Director Operational Excellence, leading the work to define and deliver the exceptional Patient Experience in a consistent and sustainable way across all Health Ministries in support of Ascension Health’s Strategic “Call to Action” of Healthcare That Works.
Ms. Kurusz joined Ascension Health after spending 16 years with BJC Healthcare, the largest regional healthcare provider in the St. Louis market. During her 34 years as a healthcare leader, Ms. Kurusz’s experience spanned the full continuum of healthcare settings, including academic and community hospitals, long-term care, medical information systems and education. As Assistant Administrator and Planner of BJC Progress West, she led the planning development of a green field hospital.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics (food systems management/dietetics) from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Mo., and a Master of Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.