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Advanced practice providers director, clinical operations director recognized as Black leaders to know in Becker’s

Vasco Deon Kidd, Joy N. White have made an impact throughout UCI Health

May 15, 2024
Vasco Deon Kidd, DHSc. Director of Advanced Practice Providers at UCI Health smiling standing outside wearing a dark suit
Vasco Deon Kidd is responsible for every aspect of care delivery provided by nearly 250 advanced practice providers at UCI Health.

IN THE NEWS: Becker’s Hospital Review recognized two leaders at UCI Health in its annual list of Black Leaders in Healthcare to Know.

Diversity in healthcare leadership results in a more well-rounded experience for both providers and their patients.

BeckersLogo100 2UCI Health Director of Advanced Practice Providers Vasco Deon Kidd's entry highlights the significant impact he makes throughout the organization.

“Kidd is responsible for all facets of care delivery provided by 240 advanced practice providers at UCI Health, including program advocacy, outreach, regulatory compliance, credentialing, care team redesign and business case development. He directs the evaluation and monitoring of advanced practice provider utilization and serves as a single point of contact for related matters.

In addition, he helped spearhead top-of-license practice initiatives that nearly doubled clinical revenue in one year. Kidd has published 39 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a leading researcher on advanced practice provider post-graduate programs and the optimization of advanced practice providers. He is also an associate clinical professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at UC Irvine.”

image of uci health clinical coordinator joy white in studio wearing brown jacket and white shirtUCI Health Director of Clinical Care Operations Joy N. White works to ensure an excellent patient journey.

Also recognized was Joy N. White, director of clinical care operations. Her entry showcases her important role in the academic health system and in the industry. 

White is director of clinical care operations for UCI Health, a role that entails orchestrating a synchronized patient journey that is both efficient and excellent. She also holds the interim directorship of care management role, where she oversees the coordination of care services, optimizes resource utilization and enforces safety guidelines. The UCI Health System has witnessed a paradigm shift in patient throughput under her leadership, setting new benchmarks in operational efficiency, safety and quality of care. White spoke on patient progression at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in March 2024.

She is also currently serving as president elect for the Association of California Nurse Leaders and as chair of the membership development and experience subcommittee for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Orange County chapter.

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