Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 07 Nov - Fri 12 Nov, 2010

Marianne Olsson Marianne Olsson (Faculty)

Country/Region: Sweden


Process Director, Sörmlands läns landsting

Marianne Olsson is currently managing a quality improvement project covering the entire county council of Sörmland. She also runs a consulting firm (Mofirm) dealing with management and improvement issues, mainly in the health care sector. During the years 2007 through august 2009 Ms. Olsson has lead the initial phase of an exciting health project, building a new hospital in a multi-cultural setting in Göteborg. The project aims at improving the health of the population, creating processes for integrated care and serving as an experimental environment where the county council of the West Region can gather new experiences on how to develop the health-care of tomorrow.

Ms. Olsson formerly worked as Director of Quality Improvement at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU). SU is the largest hospital in Sweden and one of the largest in northern Europe with 18 000 employees and 2 400 beds. As a member of its leadership team she led a hospital wide strategic project with the objective of creating a quality-driven hospital.

Before SU, Ms. Olsson worked for the Federation of Swedish County Councils, first as a Project Director and then as Director of the Department of Quality Improvement in health care. In this capacity she initiated and led successful national initiatives on improving among other things dementia- and palliative care. Before that Ms. Olsson has held senior leader and expert positions in the social welfare and healthcare sector in Sweden.

For two years Marianne Olsson was the president of the Swedish Society for Quality in Health Care, where she is still a board member. She is also a member of the board of the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) and has been a member of the board of the European Health Management Association (EHMA) for many years.

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