Candice Bryden is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a registered nurse with decades of experience as a leader in the field of quality improvement. She has an extensive, executive-level background in training, building capacity, and aligning process improvement with strategic objectives.
Candice served as Director of Quality Services for the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority from 2004 to 2015, with a specialty in the last three years as director of Kaizen promotion, managing a staff of 40 and leading dozens of successful improvement events. Improvement reviews and events that Candice led resulted in increased productivity of direct and indirect care providers giving time back for patient care with estimated savings of $1.6 million. Among her many accomplishments, she directed activities that achieved an overall reduction in defects resulting in improved patient safety with estimated annual savings of $900,000.