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Yvonne Burdick

Yvonne P. Burdick



  • Over 30 years of experience in health care
  • Over 15 years as consultant with Joint Commission International
  • Held leadership positions in hospital and ambulatory care settings
  • Experienced in operations including ambulatory care, surgery, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, facility planning and construction, budgeting and staffing
  • Involved in the development and implementation of health service accreditation systems and quality improvement programs internationally
  • Expertise in facilities management and emergency preparedness
  • Expertise in design of health care facilities to promote patient safety and quality of care
Ms. Yvonne Burdick began her career in Scotland as a researcher in the field of biochemistry and pharmacology and also as a coordinator of toxicology and clinical trials while based in Switzerland. She subsequently worked with a major chemical manufacturer to oversee environmental safety and occupational health in Brazil. After completing a Master’s in Health Care Administration in 1991, she gained extensive experience in the management of hospitals and ambulatory care settings in the USA. 
In a consulting role, Yvonne worked from 1992 in collaboration with the World Health Organization in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on projects to develop and implement quality improvement programs and accreditation systems for health services including hospitals, ambulatory care centers and clinical laboratories. 
In 1998, she trained as a consultant and surveyor with Joint Commission International. She was a member of the team assigned to survey hospitals in Spain in collaboration with the Donabedian Institute, Barcelona. She has since consulted extensively in hospitals, university medical centers, and ambulatory care facilities in locations throughout the world. She has developed significant expertise in the fields of health care administration, facility management, and facility design. Yvonne lives in North Carolina, USA.

Professional Experience

  • Administrator of a medical center comprising 24-hour emergency care, laboratory, radiology, CT, MRI, family practice and medical specialists center
  • Assistant administrator of a 300-bed community hospital
  • Executive Director of a large regional medical and diagnostic center including outpatient surgery and cardiac catheterization
  • Management experience in the areas of clinical research, toxicology, occupational health, safety and environmental affairs

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification by the Center for Health Design (EDAC)
  • Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE)
  • Phi Kappa Phi


  • Master of Health Administration, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Honors in Physiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland