Barbara Pelletreau

Healthcare Consultant |

Former Patient Safety Officer, CommonSpirit

Barbara is an industry leader in the realm of patient safety and the successful implementation of transformative, large-scale initiatives that produce safer patient care, highly engaged teams, and reduced costs. She recently retired as the patient safety officer at CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems. She’s a results-driven leader who values collaboration, co-creation, investing in her team, and involving stakeholders to achieve the best results. At CommonSpirit Heatlh, she was responsible for regulatory readiness, medication safety, management of controlled substances, reduction of hospital-acquired conditions, voluntary events reporting, and loss control/prevention. She spearheaded the system-wide spread of perinatal safety, high reliability, CANDOR (Communications AND Optimal Resolution), and Just Culture.

Barbara also led system-wide employee safety efforts, resulting in the drastic reduction of workers’ compensation costs and extremely low employee injury rates, while at the University of California, Office of the President. In retirement, Barbara continues to strive for increased patient safety. She serves on advisory boards for innovative companies, chairs policy committees promoting CANDOR, and mentors future healthcare leaders.