Meet Strategic Services Associate, Yvonne Acker

Yvonne Acker has been a part of Duke since 2002 and joined the Duke Healthcare Safety and Quality team in 2019. Her primary focus is working on Mortality Improvement Efforts. As part of her role, she oversees the inpatient mortality review process and provides project management support for Advance Care Planning efforts (including the use of a mortality risk model) and the development of effective pathways to hospice from the Emergency Department and inpatient settings. She also facilitates connections with the various clinical stakeholder groups and Quality Analytics teams related to Mortality Improvement Efforts.

Yvonne loves working with multidisciplinary project teams. For her, the most fulfilling part of her work is helping teams experience success in meeting their goals.

Yvonne enjoys playing tennis, playing the piano with a local orchestra and traveling to the mountains with her husband to visit family and take in the views.