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Director of Quality
Denise Broussard serves as Director of Quality for Cardiovascular Institute of the South. A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, she earned an associate degree in nursing from Louisiana State University in Eunice and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Broussard has been a registered nurse for 28 years and has been employed at CIS for the past 24 years, serving mostly as a registered nurse working with physicians in an acute and non-acute care environment. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the analysis and reporting of critical cardiovascular metrics tied to reimbursement. She is also responsible for managing quality incentives for all CIS co-management contracts. Broussard oversees the Cardio@Home and CardioMems heart failure program. She is active on the rounding team in acute care settings and remains involved in corporate initiatives such as nursing education and training, and the development of nursing staff, serving as a key member of the senior leadership team.
Broussard is board certified in cardiovascular nursing in acute and non-acute care. In 2008, she received the CIS Mary Domangue Award, which is presented to the CIS team leader that most exemplifies the high standards of patient care, compassion and dedication, showing that she carries on the mission, vision and values held true by the staff and physicians of CIS. In 2013, she received a CIS Leadership Award demonstrating the spirit of teamwork, creativity, innovation, and willingness to meet the challenges of the future. In 2014, she was nominated for the Nurse of the Year Nightingale Award. She was also awarded the ACE award in 2018.
In addition, Broussard serves as the course director for New Cardiovascular Horizons, an internationally-accredited medical education conference held annually.