Rice_Dana - 2015Dana Rice, RN, MHA, CCM
SVP, Chief Quality Officer

Dana Rice, RN, MHA, CCM, is Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Dana is responsible for working with Capella’s hospitals on clinical operations and quality performance.

From 2013-15, Dana has been Senior Director of Hospital Operations for Kaiser Permanente, serving as administrative liaison to 11 hospitals in the Colorado Region. Prior to that, she was their Regional Director of Resource Stewardship.  Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dana was with Capella serving as COO for Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA, from 2011-13.

Dana began her career as a nurse in North Carolina.  She moved into management at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Waynesville, NC, serving as RN Case Manager and then Corporate Compliance Officer / Risk Manager.  She also worked for Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (KY) as Director of Quality/Risk/Resource Management as well as Chief Nursing Officer for Valley View Medical Center (AZ) and Havasu Regional Medical Center (AZ).  She earned an A.A.S. degree in nursing from Wilkes Community College (NC), a B.S. in Health Services Management from Western Carolina University (NC), and an M.H.A from A.T. Still University (MO) where she was honored as the “Top GPA Award” recipient.