Dr. Nick Baldetti has been named Chief Quality Officer for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS). In this role, Dr. Baldetti will coordinate with executive team members to set and monitor system-wide goals for all quality initiatives while promoting HRHS’s High Reliability Journey.
Dr. Baldetti received a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Wayne State Nebraska and dual Master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University. In 2020, Dr. Baldetti earned a doctorate degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ken Johnson, President and CEO of HRHS, said Dr. Baldetti joins Hutchinson Regional with impeccable credentials that are a perfect fit for the position he is about to assume. Currently, Dr. Baldetti serves as Director of Healthcare Initiatives for McPherson College and prior to that was Public Health Director and Health Officer for the Reno County Health Department.
Simultaneously, Dr. Baldetti has served as an Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas Medical School’s College of Population Health, as special faculty member for the Creighton University’s Medical School, and as an instructor for the Wichita State University College of Health Professions.
Also, Dr. Baldetti is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Economic Association, and the Academy of Management.
Dr. Baldetti and his wife Kylee are the parents of three children; Blayne, Liam, and Lahna.
Johnson said Dr. Baldetti will hit the ground running and have an immediate positive impact on Hutchinson Regional. “Nick’s extensive and varied healthcare experience, along with his signature energy makes him an ideal fit within the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System family,” Johnson said. “He has a prolific history in Reno County, and he deeply knows our community, having partnered with Hutchinson Regional during the toughest days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I am very pleased he will bring his expertise back to Hutchinson.”
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is adjusting its masking policy effective February 15, 2023 to no longer require visitors and staff to wear masks when entering the facility. The decision comes as COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continue to trend downward in Reno County.