Peg Bradke, RN, MA

Director of Heart Care Services
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids


Transition to home
Patient and family centered care and satisfaction

Placing the patient at the center of coordinated care is an approach that must be active and a part of the culture. As Director of Heart Care Services at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Peg Bradke has implemented a number of strategies to transform care at the bedside and to help the patient make a "best outcome" transition to the home.

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Mount Mercy College and her Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. In her 25-year career, she has had various administrative roles in the cardiac care areas. She currently coordinates services for two intensive care units, two step-down telemetry units, the Cardiac Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, Diagnostic Cardiology, Interventional/Vascular Lab and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Bradke works with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on the Transition to Home initiative as well as the Transforming Care at the Bedside work.

Prior Speaking Engagements

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Hospital to Home Seminar, Orlando, FL

Faculty with Institute for Healthcare Improvement Transforming Care at the Bedside, Nashville, TN

Connecticut American Heart Association Presentation, Hartford, CN

Faculty Transforming Care at Bedside Aligning Forces with American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Philadelphia, PA

Florida Hospital Association Statewide Rehospitalization Speaker, Orlando, FL

Participated in Hospital to Home Breakout at Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Nashville, TN

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Quality Improvement Council

Faculty of Hospital to Home Seminar with Institute for Healthcare Improvement, San Francisco, CA

New York American Heart Association Presentation, Albany, NY

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Presentation, Ames

Transforming Care at the Bedside Presentation, Grapevine, TX

Institute for Healthcare Improvement for Transition to Home Faculty

Innovation in Patient Care Poster Presentation for Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders Statewide Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA

Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) Presentation, Los Angeles, CA

UnityPoint Health Patient Care Practice Council Presentation, Des Moines, IA