Meet Valerie Kiefer
Director, Medical Services
Phone: (813) 253-6250
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
University of Connecticut, Ph.D.
Valerie Kiefer has more than 40 years of experience providing nursing/healthcare in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience in critical, acute and primary care. Her experience includes working in intensive care units as a registered nurse and as a Life Star Flight Nurse/Paramedic for an aeromedical program. She has been a nurse practitioner since 1999 in both urgent and primary care settings. She is an active surveyor with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and serves on their board of directors. Kiefer is also faculty for AAAHC and speaks at conferences and surveyor development programs.
Kiefer has extensive experience in quality improvement/quality assessment and peer review and has been the primary researcher in multiple quality improvement projects throughout her career. She has presented at multiple national and regional conferences regarding quality improvement and peer review.
Kiefer received the Josephine A. Dolan Award for the Scholarship of Application for her doctorate project entitled, "The Effect of an Evidence-Based Peer Review Process on Antibiotic Prescribing Behaviors of College Health Providers."