Julie Balluck, M.S.N., R.N., CPAN, NEA-BC
In a time of increased focus on accountable care, Julie Balluck, M.S.N., R.N., CPAN, NEA-BC, has what it takes to be a transformational leader. As director of Surgical Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, she has steadily moved her nursing teams to achieve higher employee engagement, greater patient and physician satisfaction, and improved quality outcomes.
“Making change happen requires transparency, visibility, accessibility and listening skills,” said Balluck.
Balluck believes in a “bottom up” approach to finding solutions.
“The best solutions come from the bedside, and it’s my job to listen and then use my position to help make those solutions happen,” said Balluck.
Throughout her career, Balluck has learned the importance of honest and clear communication. She uses texting, email, face-to-face and phone calls to lead her staff where they need to go. Leaders like Balluck are helping Texas Health nurses drive the change needed for transforming health care in North Texas.