Professional Affiliations:

American Cancer Society, Inc. elected national board member 2015 – 2018

American Cancer Society Great West Division board member, 2003 – present

American College of Medical Practice Executives, member, 2000 – present

Medical Group Management Association, member, 1998 – present

Leadership Tomorrow, member, 1996 – present

Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, member, 1996 – present

American Organization of Nurse Executives, member, 1990 – present

Sigma Theta Tau, member, 1983 – present

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), 1977 – 2001

Washington Organization of 
Nurse Executives, 1989 – 1996


University of Washington, Seattle WA, Master of Nursing Administration 1988

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, B.S., Nursing 1983

Charity Hospital School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA Diploma, R.N. 1976 

Certifications and training:

Fellow, American College of Medical Practice Executives, 
2001 – present

American Nurses’ Association Certification in Nursing Administration, 1986 – present

Registered Nurse State of Washington 1976 – present

39th Shingijutsu Gemba Kaizen Lean Certification, Shizoka, Japan, June 2001

Certified Critical Care Nurse 1979 – 1990



Patti Crome has been a nurse for more than 40 years and a healthcare executive for more than 30 years. Patti has 16 years of experience implementing the Toyota Production System in the healthcare setting. Patti currently works with healthcare corporations, medical centers and hospitals to improve the management of such areas as their EDs, ORs, nursing departments, and supply chains. She is a student of Chihiro Nakao of Shingijutsu Japan and former Senior Vice President and Clinic Administrator of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Patti is currently an elected national board member of the American Cancer Society, Inc.

2008 – present Rona Consulting Group, Mercer Island, WA

1989 – 2007 Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Senior Vice President and Clinic Administrator, July 2004 – December 2007

Senior Vice President, February 2002 – July 2004

Vice President, July 1998 – February 2002

Administrative Director, Specialty Care, August 1993 – July 1998

Associate Director, Nursing Services, August 1990 – July 1998

Clinical Director, Critical Care, September 1989 – March 1990

1984 – 1989 Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Nurse Manager, 18 bed medical/surgical ICU and 18 bed coronary care unit, August 1986 – August 1989

Head Nurse, 18 bed medical/surgical ICU, 1984 – July 1986