Colleen Swedberg, MSN, RN, CNL
Vice President of Strategy
As a Clinical Nurse Leader at SVHP Colleen was initially employed as the organization’s first Care Coordinator and then as Director for Care Coordination & Integration. The heart of our organization involves working with partners across the network and with employer organizations to be able to purposefully leverage and build upon the existing strengths for the sake of all the people for whom our organization is responsible. The vision, purposefully anchored in the Quadruple Aim, means always collaborating with member teams and colleagues to use the known best practices available to coordinate and deliver care. Infused throughout each initiative and thought process is the accountability to understand and pursue improved experience of the patients being served as they access services and move between health care settings. With the vision of the CEO, Colleen designed and compiled the first edition of the organization’s signature document: The SVHP Playbook. Subsequently, the team has produced a second edition that reflects the maturing organization.
Colleen obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and Masters of Science in Nursing at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. She achieved certification in 2012 with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She holds an Adjunct Faculty Appointment at the University of Connecticut.
Prior to moving to CT, Colleen held positions in acute care settings in Calgary and New Orleans, LA as well as many years serving rural and urban community health communities in Haiti in the West Indies. In CT, Colleen held a maternal/child health field nurse position with a large VNA and subsequently a Clinical Manager position with the local office of a national home health agency. When Colleen has free time if she isn’t recounting a cool ‘God sighting’ with someone she’s probably plotting the next trip with her husband to meet up with their family in far flung destinations. Colleen and her husband live in Fairfield, CT.