Phavinee Thongkhong-Park, PhD, RN
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Thongkhong-Park’s current research focuses on use of simulation to evaluate systems and patient safety. Her dissertation focused on analysis of both the macro and micro levels of collaboration in the health care industry through the exploration of the preconditions, processes, and outcomes of inter-organizational collaboration where she proposed a framework for successful collaboration. She is currently Project Director in the following research:
Use of Simulation Training to Evaluate Systems
The goal of this study is to determine whether simulation can be used as training tool to teach evaluators of healthcare organizations to recognize triggers that may reflect potentially dangerous situations within healthcare organizations.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Thongkhong-Park teaches in the nursing administrative services program at the University of Illinois, College of Nursing . Throughout her career she has conducted seminars and lectured at the domestic and international level on the topics of healthcare accreditation, nursing services evaluation, and the dynamics of inter-organizational collaboration.
Service / Practice
Dr. Thongkhong-Park is Project Director in the Division of Standards and Survey Methods at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. She is also a certified hospital surveyor.
She, her husband, and their two children enjoy traveling and seeing the world to learn about other cultures and societies.