Tim Anderson, RN
Chief High Reliability Officer
VA Heartland Network/VISN 15
Tim Anderson serves as the chief high reliability officer for the VA Heartland Network/VISN 15 and has extensive experience in performance improvement. He led a facility-wide high reliability project from 2015 to 2019 at the Truman VA Hospital. This project included conducting CRM-based training for more than 40 clinical and nonclinical units and more than 1,500 employees receiving CTT, and then developing and implementing 75 department-level continuous process improvement boards. These efforts contributed to Truman VA being ranked the No. 1 hospital nationally, among 154 VA medical centers, by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2020 for the third consecutive year.
Anderson has served in multiple roles to improve patient safety on a national scale, including on the ACHE Roundtable for Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success.