Liga Mezaraups, BSN, MHA
Liga Mezaraups is an Associate Vice President within Clinical Program Services (CPS) at Providence St. Joseph Health. She joined CPS in order to develop and lead the Acute Care Clinical Performance Group (CPG), the newest addition to the portfolio of Clinical Institutes and Performance Groups at Providence.
The Acute Care CPG was created explicitly to align the work of Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine physicians and nurses across the 51-hospital system in order to improve the value of care delivered to patients and communities, reducing unwarranted clinical variation. Consistent with its Integrated Strategic and Financial Plan and the system goals set forth in the plan, the Acute Care CPG is focused first and foremost on driving improvements in delivery of sepsis care across the system – leveraging, scaling, refining, and iterating the best practices and early improvement work first developed at Hoag Hospital, then spreading across legacy St. Joseph Health, and ultimately throughout the entire Providence St. Joseph Health system.
A registered nurse with clinical and leadership experience across hospital and ambulatory care settings, Liga is a principled and mission-aligned leader who believes that regional and local networks are critical to improvement at scale across a health system, and that the solutions that will meet the right blend of desirability, feasibility, and viability are in the hearts and heads of front line care providers and front line leaders.
Liga has deep knowledge of hospital operations, having most recently served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, a 530+ bed Level II Trauma hospital. She has successfully developed and led new lines of business, including a new Liver Transplant Program, as well as led and convened a variety of inpatient- and outpatient-based interdisciplinary teams to develop value-based care delivery models poised for success in our evolving payment environment.
Liga earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Washington.
She and her husband Ian enjoy backcountry and downhill skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with their daughter and two sons (most days).