Sarah Oravecz, MPH, CPH

Quality Improvement Advisor
Sarah Oravecz, MPH, CPH

What is your role in SNE-PTN?

I have joined SNE-PTN as a Quality Improvement Advisor at UConn Health. I work with UConn Health primary care and specialty practices to facilitate practice transformation and quality improvement initiatives.

What is your previous experience in healthcare?

Early in my career, I was fortunate to learn from a diversity of front line health services. My particular interest in serving the maternal-child population came from several internships working in labor and delivery. From there I became a certified nurse’s aide working on the opposite end of the spectrum in a life care retirement community. My experience in the field witnessing socio-medical manifestations of health grew from my time as an emergency medical responder with my town’s volunteer ambulance association.  All of these experiences contributed to my passion to pursue my career in public health.

How did you into your line of work?

Since graduating from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, I have developed as a public health practitioner across both the health and mental health fields. My background in prevention and community health across the lifespan has lead me to quality improvement as a common strategy for improving health outcomes, increasing patient and provider satisfaction, and controlling cost of care.

I look forward to working with SNE-PTN to foster efficient and effective quality healthcare at a local practice level, within the academic medical center, across the region and nation altogether. It is truly a transformative time to be a part of healthcare!

What lessons has your work taught you?

Inter-professional teamwork is a core aspect to driving success in transforming clinical practice. Moving towards sustainable progress requires the diversity of perspectives working towards a common goal.

What is it like to be a part of SNE-PTN?

Meeting with hardworking, empathetic providers who are yearning to implement techniques that will improve the health and quality of life of their patients. We are working with a lot of wonderfully dedicated providers who are excited to be a part of this effort with us.

What is your favorite part about working with SNE-PTN?

The UConn Health team is a phenomenal group of professionals to work with. We are a highly collaborative group who are eager to be working on this journey together, seeing the immense potential this initiative has for igniting a larger sustainable effort within the UConn Health network.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I was an Irish dancer for 18 years competing at a regional, national, and international level!