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Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Hudson College of Public Health, and Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center. He serves as the Enterprise Chief Quality Officer for the three-hospital health system and faculty practice at OU Health. In June 2020, President Joseph Harroz asked him to take on the role of Oklahoma University Chief COVID Officer to help coordinate the response to the pandemic.
He has extensive experience in health care quality improvement includes working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the development and maintenance of national performance measures used to profile and report on the quality of inpatient and outpatient health care. He served two terms as president of the American Health Quality Association and was appointed to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Advisory Council by then HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt.
Dr. Bratzler has also done research and recommended policy on infection prevention. For more than 20 years, he has participated in research on prevention of surgical infections and on adult vaccination. He was appointed to the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee by then HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and subsequently spent a year as a Senior Policy Advisor for the CDC. He has given more than 600 lectures nationally on health care quality topics with a particular emphasis on prevention of surgical site infections and adult vaccination and has published more than 100 manuscripts in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journals of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs and others. Board certified in internal medicine, he is a Master Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Betsy Brunsteter is an Architect with ADG, PC. Betsy specializes in healthcare architecture and has worked in most of the major hospitals in the Oklahoma City metro area and in rural Oklahoma. Betsy has a special interest in historical and urban architecture – through which, over the last 30 years she has served on many of the City of Oklahoma City Boards and Committees, giving her a front row seat on the positive changes emerging in Oklahoma City. ADG, PC was the architect of record on the first OKC MAPS project, the Bricktown Ball Park and has continued to serve the city as the Program Management firm that has overseen all of the MAPS for Kids and MAPS 3 projects and is starting on the MAPS 4 series of projects.
Betsy has a great interest in and love of art. She has served on many Arts Boards and is currently on the Allied Arts Board. Health is also a huge part of her life which makes her position on the Lynn Institute for Healthy Communities a natural fit for her.
Betsy lives with her husband, Dub and their constant companion, Gilda. In addition to community involvement, the couple enjoys traveling throughout the world. They have 2 grown children who both live a stone’s throw away with their children… making OKC heaven on earth for Betsy and Dub.