S. Orlene Grant, RN, BSN, MSN

S. Orlene Grant is the President and Founder of The Grant Group LLC and has over 25 years of senior leader experience in healthcare management and program development. Prior to founding the Grant Group, Ms. Grant was the Director of Medical Homes Programs and Special Projects for the DC Primary Care Association in Washington, DC from 2003 to 2008.  She successfully implemented the Medical Homes Initiative under a $2.5 million Healthy Communities Access Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Federal Government. Ms. Grant developed safety net health center performance measures to certify medical homes, and integrated the community health centers into citywide disaster response plans.

Ms. Grant executed the $5 million District of Columbia Department of Health Grant selection and implementation of a single Practice Management/Electronic Medical Record at 12 clinic sites including Virginia and West Virginia. She co-led the creation of the first National Capital Area Regional Health Information Organization partnering with the National Institute for Medical Informatics. In addition Ms. Grant developed the Institute for Primary Care Enhancement which provides regional technical assistance to primary care providers. Ms. Grant developed a core curriculum and chronic disease track for Community Health Care Worker training, developed programs to designate adolescent friendly health centers and implemented workforce development strategies with community health centers. Ms. Grant has led the planning and facilitation of round table discussions to build public-private partnerships.

Between 1976 and 2003, Ms. Grant was a Quality Resource surveyor consultant for the Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation. In addition Ms. Grant also held several positions of leaderships including an appointment as the first Executive Director of the Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia. She has served as a Quality Resource Center consultant for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Ms. Grant has held a Mayoral appointment in the Mental Health Cabinet in Washington, D.C, and has held an appointment as Assistant Administrator for Patient Care Services at the West Oaks Institute in Houston, Texas.