Lindsay Smith

Transplant Quality Director
Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Brief Bio

Lindsay Smith is the Director of Quality for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center. She graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing from Belmont University. She worked as a transplant and oncology nurse for 6 years before deciding to pursue her master’s degree. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of nursing in 2013 with a Master’s in Healthcare Leadership. Her passion for quality lead her to the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in 2013, where she is currently the quality director for the transplant center.

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: In-patient, Living Donation, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant

Alliance Presentations

MPSC Metrics

Performance Improvement: How to Handle MPSC Metrics for Transplant Programs

Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 3:00pm

Overwhelmed by the MPSC metrics and how to make sure your center is doing well? Want to make sure your program stays in the green and isn’t identified for the yellow-zone or review? This course will cover how to track your center’s MPSC readiness for both pre- and post-transplant outcomes, as well as give you tools to improve your center’s performance regardless of where you stand.

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The New MPSC Transplant Performance Metrics: Are You Ready?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 3:00pm

With the release of the new MPSC performance metrics, transplant programs throughout the country are wondering how these metrics will affect their programs. Over the course of this discussion, we will welcome Vanderbilt’s Transplant Quality Director, Lindsay Smith, who will review the 90-day and one-year conditional graft survival, offer acceptance, and pre-transplant mortality metrics as well as how to assess your programs’ current performance. Additionally, we will share tools that will aid centers in predicting future outcomes.

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Offer Acceptance Practices: An Exploration of the Current & Future Landscape

Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 3:00pm

To effectively evaluate the extent and impact of variability of organ acceptance practices throughout the US, it’s important to understand the new transplant center metrics and their intended goal to increase operational efficiencies in organ allocation. The course aims to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding organ offer acceptance practices through an in-depth review of the updated organ offer filters and the recently approved MPSC transplant metric based on organ offer acceptance ratio.

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