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Published on March 13, 2013

Danilko Named ASHH Executive Director Of Organizational Excellence

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is pleased to announce that Ashli Danilko has been named Executive Director of Organizational Excellence.

Ashli, a Yankton native, will focus on establishing, maintaining and implementing a hospital-wide program of service excellence, work process design and operational efficiency according to established best practices and standards.

Danilko began her new role Monday, March 11 after having served as the Avera Regional Director of Clinical Process Improvement in Sioux Falls. Prior to that, she was the director of LEAN Network Operations at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Ashli has worked her way up over time from a CNA, an intern position, to a variety of health care administrative positions. She has also served as adjunct faculty at The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science, The University of South Dakota School of Business in Health Administration, and Masters in Health Care Administration, University of Missouri, Columbus, Mo. and certifications in human factors engineering, green belt Six Sigma training and the University of Michigan College of Engineering LEAN Healthcare program.

Ashli and her husband Ed Danilko are former Yankton residents. We welcome them both back to Yankton.