On A Mission

HB Healthcare Safety, SBC (HBHS) believes that no one should ever suffer (emotional or physical or mental) or die as a result of process of care or system failures and by no one, we mean patients & families as well as the care teams. As a Social Benefit Corporation we have a solid foundation for our long term mission alignment & value creation protecting our mission through capital raises & leadership changes.

We believe that the pain, harm and death caused by failures of healthcare delivery is a societal issue and public health problem.  We have a moral obligation to learn as much as possible about what needs to be fixed to end this suffering caused by healthcare delivery.  The expense caused by these failures is prohibitive (more than one billion dollars per year spent treating the infections that hospitals give people).

Our focus is to help healthcare systems pin point the common causes of patient harm in their systems & processes, provide technology that monitors the action and inactions that lead to harm, & develop processes addressing failures of care delivery – dollars and lives saved.

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Meet the Team

HBHS was founded through Mayo Clinic Ventures by Dr. Jeanne Huddleston and Lacey Hart on the mission to end suffering caused by healthcare delivery. Neither founder receives remuneration of any kind from HBHS, SBC.

 

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Jeanne M. Huddleston, MD, FACP, FHM

President & CEO

Dr. Jeanne M. Huddleston, is an active U.S. Army Reserves wife to an orthopedic surgeon serving multiple deployments, proud mother and foster mom, and dedicated physician-engineer with over twenty years’ experience in healthcare quality and safety.

She received her MD degree in 1993 from the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine and advanced general medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Huddleston is a Harvard Macy Scholar (both in the Physician Educator and the Leadership Programs) and alumnus of the Health Forum/AHA Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Huddleston is a past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the founder of Hospital Medicine and past Program Director of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

She expanded upon her clinical role by completing a certificate program in clinical research, from the Mayo Clinic, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering, certificate of statistics, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Arizona State University.  Dr. Huddleston led the integration of engineering principles and research into clinical care, culminating in the creation of the first Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory with the Department of Emergency Medicine. Working closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and clinical care providers, Dr. Huddleston pioneered practice implementation of award-winning predictive analytic applications and machine learning methodology into the clinical practice for decision support at the bedside.

Nationally recognized as a leading expert in Patient Safety her personal calling is to end the suffering caused by health care delivery. And by suffering, she means not only patient suffering but also that of the second victims, the nurses, doctors, pharmacists and everyone who takes care of patients.

“Between engineering, design, and practice at the hospital, all the things that I’ve done coalesce around trying to end harm caused by health care delivery.”

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Lacey A. Hart, MBA, PMP

Chief of Operations & Finance

Ms. Hart is a proud farm wife, mother and business professional with over 20 years of deep experience in health care delivery disruption, 10 years of IT innovation & product development, and 5 years enabling start-up ventures. With a high-degree of business acumen and competencies in strategic planning, operational quality improvement, program & project management excellence, she has a proven-track record of practical solutions.

While racking up requisite education (MBA) and certifications (PMP), she maintains a firm belief in right sizing solutions that take into account cultural readiness, domain/industry needs, and collaboration to enable her teams & clients to blaze ahead with sustainable results.

She has managed hosts of multi-million dollar research programs including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC) Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) on Secondary EHR Data Use and the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community grant, the National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Institute–funded consortium of biorepositories linked to medical records (eMERGE), National Cancer Institute (NCI) caBIG projects, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Awards.

The National Association of Professional Women Announced Lacey A. Hart, M.B.A., P.M.P., a Professional Woman of the Year recognized with the prestigious distinction for leadership in business.

Ms. Hart has a passion for accelerating advances in business improvements and health-delivery at an infectious rate. Don’t let her size fool you; her TPSI (talent per square inch) is truly off the charts. She approaches all endeavors with a passion for learning and improving. She drives to help others to succeed, freely sharing her experiences and not afraid to roll up her sleeves to dive into dirty work.

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Huddleston Trust

Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc

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WHAT DOES THE HB STAND FOR?

Honey Badger! That’s right, the Honey Badger, that small carnivore that has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa’s most fearless animal despite its small size. Thank you Dr. Taunya Lowe for accurately capturing the spirit of our Wholly Women Owned & Operated Honey Badger leadership team:

The African honey badger is a natural leader! She is:

Relentless, Tenacious, has a reputation for performance, and doesn’t use fear as an excuse - ever!!

Honey badgers are carnivores. They will catch the larger reptiles like crocodiles (1 meter) and pythons (3meters) and include the highly venomous cobras and black mamba in their diet. Larger mammals like, the polecat and particularly young foxes, jackals, antelope and wild cats, are also caught. The honey badger is

Determined to succeed- never afraid of larger than life challenges, and outcomes driven

Honey badgers locate their prey predominantly by their acute sense of smell and catch most of their prey through digging. Honey badgers are accomplished climbers and can easily climb up into the uppermost branches of trees to raid bird nests or bee hives. Thus, the honey badger must be familiar with the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership because she clearly practices:

The law of timing
the law of intuition and
focuses on his strengths instead of her weakness

The honey badger is rarely seen drinking water at the available waterholes, and derived most of their water requirements from their food and melon during seasons when they were available.

She doesn’t associate or waste time with negativity; other badgers who are not like-minded, and is resourceful

Honey badgers have a two-peaked activity pattern with two active periods of 2-8 hours each during a 24 hour period and prolonged resting in burrows or under bushes.

Strategic planners–understands the importance of planning her day

Honey badgers do appear to have some immunity to snake venom. A honey badger bitten on the face shows signs of severe pain but recovers fully within five hours. This immunity may develop over the life time of the honey badgers due to regular contact with small amounts of venom in snakes, scorpions and bees.

The honey badger is surely resilient and not afraid to take repeated risks. Over a period of time it builds character and strength.