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For more than a decade, Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) has organized its quality initiatives around the six domains of STEEEP care: safety, timeliness, efficacy, efficiency, equity, and patient-centeredness. The STEEEP Care Improvement team is responsible for spreading and sustaining quality improvement initiatives.




Marsha Cox

Marsha Cox, RN, AN-BC, PhD, MBA

Dr. Cox is the Corporate Director of STEEEP Care Improvement for BSWH. Dr. Cox oversees the implementation and spread of quality initiatives centered in STEEEP care for BSWH.


She is accountable for demonstrating improvements in the hospital’s evidence-based care measures and driving the integration of clinical quality improvement and efficiency.


Her department also serves as a resource regarding process improvement tools and methods within the hospitals, identifies health care processes that have the potential to advance STEEEP care, communicates these across BSWH hospitals, champions the standardization of delivery of evidence-based care and collaborates with multiple teams and departments including the patient safety and risk management departments.



Brett Stauffer

Brett D. Stauffer, MD, MHS

Dr. Stauffer is a practicing hospitalist and the BSWH Vice President of Hospital Care Quality Improvement. In his roles, he has led a variety of BSWH efforts focused on technology improvement and care of patients with chronic disease, including development of order sets and improvement of care transitions for patients with heart failure.


Dr. Stauffer’s research efforts have focused on the improvement of health care delivery. He has served as a member of the Information Technology Section of the Texas Institute of Health Policy Research Shared Vision Project and is currently a co-investigator on a project in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center that was funded by the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program.


Dr. Stauffer’s expertise includes clinical decision support and the development of physician-relevant usability metrics and guide validation efforts.


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