Colleagues describe Judy as selfless, composed, knowledgeable, driven and exceptionally engaged in her work. She’s also described as the “Picasso of data,” creating art from numbers.
Judy, the coordinator for Perinatal Quality at St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, created a data dashboard that allows her team to accurately predict the number of deliveries and admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and track transports, C/S rates, micropreemie admissions and lengths of stays.
Her team can monitor progress daily, set goals and proactively predict activity in many areas that are key to their success, says Karen Haritakis, associate chief nursing officer at St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas. They can plan staffing and monitor progress in real time, she says.
“[Judy’s] incredible ability to collect and analyze data and then portray it in a more comprehensive, creative and easy-to-understand way is a skill I have never seen in anyone else,” says Diana Wang, MD, FACOG.