Brenda Wehrle, BS, LHRM, CPHRM
Senior Patient Safety and Risk Consultant
Brenda is an industry-recognized patient safety and risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, Brenda served as a national corporate leader in clinical risk management. Her professional background also includes broad experience in community healthcare facilities, including acute care, long-term care, ambulatory surgery, behavioral health, and physician practices.
These opportunities have afforded Brenda valuable insight into the challenges of providing healthcare in today’s world and have provided her with extensive experience conducting site surveys, leading root cause analysis teams, developing innovative loss-prevention programs, and providing consultative risk management guidance.
Brenda also has been an instructor at the Florida Risk Management Institute and has presented training and educational sessions to introduce best practices at the national level. She has experience in infection control, patient and employee safety, quality, accreditation, and credentialing. As a TeamSTEPPS® master trainer, Brenda helps healthcare leaders, providers, and staff use communication and teamwork strategies to improve working relationships, enhance patient safety, and reduce the risk of error.
Brenda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical microbiology from the University of Wisconsin. She is licensed as a healthcare risk manager in Florida, is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), and has had her American Hospital Association certification as a professional risk manager (CPHRM) since 2004.