Registered Nurse Cathline Helstrom of Staples is Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s new Director of Quality. She comes to the Crosby Medical Campus from St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls where she worked as Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Manager.
Helstrom has also worked as a nurse manager at Lakewood Health System as well as a personal safety technique trainer and Licensed Practical Nurse for the Minnesota Neurorehabilitation Hospital. The director holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Organization Management and Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from American Sentinel University in Colorado. She also earned a Diploma in Nursing at Central Lakes College.
In her new position, Helstrom will direct the design and integration of all aspects of quality to ensure the risk and patient relations strategies, programs and operations are efficient, effective, coordinated and in alignment with organizational business needs, priorities and strategy. She will provide guidance on creating a culture focused on continuous improvement, safe and effective patient care and an environment that supports CRMC's mission, vision and values.