Srinivas K Gangineni


Critical Care Medicine,
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
USD SSOM Internal Medicine Faculty,
ICU Medical Director,
Board Member,
Monument Health Rapid City Hospital,
Rapid City, SD.


I believe culture is one of the most important aspects of any organization to make progress and improve quality and patient safety. Senior physician-clinician and consultant, Director of Critical Care at Monument Health, with Fellowship training from the Mayo Clinic, and MBA from the Physician Executive program at the University of Tennessee and graduate  of the IHI CQO professional development program.  Leader with many years experience as intensivist and Director of Critical Care/eICU at Avera Health. Vast experience leading eICU teams of nurses, quality coordinators and held to lead workflow and improved quality indicators in 33 hospitals, in six states, becoming top performer of 50 eICUs in the country leading to Associate Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety for the Avera eICU program.

As Medical Director for the 33 bed ICU at Monument Health led and developed a System Quality Program and was recognized as the Regional Quality award winner of the year for the CLABSI program in 2018, and which included CLABSI, CAUTI, LOS, VAP, SSI, VTE, and C. Diff subgroups. We achieved the following results:

·       Improved CLABSIs from approximately 28 a year to less than 5·       No CLABSIs have been reported thus far in the FY 2020.

·       Implemented a nurse driven protocol to remove urinary catheters.

·       External catheters (male/female) were implemented which reduced CAUTIs

·       Implemented PEEP changes which improved the clinical definition of VAP per NHSN.

·       Saved almost two million dollars for our healthcare system