Cynthia S. Siders, RN, MSN, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPPS
Healthcare Clinical Risk Services
Cyndi has more than 30 years of healthcare, administrative and insurance experience, 25 of those focused on risk management and patient safety. Cyndi’s responsibilities as CEO and Executive Consultant include providing customized risk management and patient safety professional consultation and strategic support, coaching, mentoring and education for healthcare organizations and health systems.
Cyndi has served as vice president of consulting services for Coverys providing leadership for a team of consultants delivering risk management and patient safety consultative services, education and strategic support for clients nationally. These services included educational programs and training; comprehensive risk management, patient safety and quality improvement evaluations; coaching and mentoring programs and consultative services for healthcare systems, hospitals, physician office practices, community health centers and long-term care facilities. She was also responsible for the development of proactive risk management and patient safety products and services.
Prior to joining Coverys, Cyndi was corporate risk manager for an integrated health system. In this role, she was responsible for the overall risk management and patient safety program, loss control and risk financing, claims administration, contract review, patient relations, and served as a liaison with insurance and regulatory representatives. She has previously served as senior consultant and regional director for two national professional liability insurance companies.
Cyndi has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in nursing from the University of North Dakota. She is a graduate of the Healthcare Risk Management Certificate Program co-sponsored by MMI Companies Inc. and the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. Cyndi is a distinguished fellow with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, a certified professional in healthcare risk management from the American Hospital Association, a certified professional in patient safety from the certification board for professionals in patient safety and an advanced master trainer in TeamSTEPPS. Cyndi is past president of the North Dakota Society for Healthcare Risk Management and serves as faculty for the ASHRM Barton Certificate Program. Cyndi is a frequent state and national speaker on a variety of risk management and patient safety topics and has authored several national publications, including a chapter in the Risk Management Handbook, Sixth Edition. Cyndi is a past recipient of the ASHRM Research Incentive Award.
Cyndi’s Professional Affiliations include American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Minnesota Society of Healthcare Risk Management, North Dakota Society for Healthcare Risk Management and American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.