As we observe Veteran's Day this Saturday, we give our heartfelt thanks to those who have honorably served our nation. Here at RQI Partners, we are proud to serve our customers at VA Medical Centers and care facilities across the country.
We also proudly employ Veterans and Active-duty Military who make a difference every day in helping save more lives from cardiac arrest. Additionally, our staff is honored to celebrate the providers in your organizations who have served in our nation’s military.
I served in the United States Navy from 2011-2018 as an Air Traffic Controller. During my service, I completed one deployment on the USS Kearsarge and was an instructor at the Air Traffic Control School in Pensacola, FL.
I chose to work for RQI Partners to continue being part of a mission bigger than myself while still having time to spend with my wife and four kids.
I was fortunate to have served my country between 2002-2012 as a Combat Medic (91W). I joined Active Duty Army at age 17 and spent the majority of my 10-year term in Iraq. I completed several 18-month deployment tours in the middle east as a front-line medic for a unit of 18 infantry and cavalry soldiers running country-wide presence patrol route missions from Tallil to Balad.
Post military enlistment, I began working as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma and Critical Care Float Pool. The wide variety of experience and teaching experience I gained from my military and nursing career led me down the clinical research and education path. While working as a Staff Development Instructor for the Float Pool and attending graduate school for my PhD in Nursing Education, I assisted with a large system-wide rollout of RQI.
RQIs impact on inpatient cardiac arrest later became my PhD research focus and led me to a meaningful career, helping to save more lives, at RQI Partners as an Impact Manager for the inpatient hospital setting. Following the completion of my PhD, I continue to thrive at RQI Partners in the emerging Commercial Healthcare space!
I spent 12 years in the US Army, joining right out of high school. I was an LPN, Army trained at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. I was fortunate to spend 5 of those years in Germany. The first was at a Combat Support Hospital, this was an expandable hospital with 2 ICUs, Med Surg ward as well as an OR, Pharmacy, and anything else a fully operational hospital would need. We prided ourselves on being fully functional in less than 2 hours.
After 12 years, I chose to leave the Army to spend more time with my 2 sons. I chose to work at RQI Partners because I truly believe low-dose, high-frequency saves lives.
After a year of being in college and still not knowing what I wanted to do I joined the Army as a Combat Medic. I was afforded the opportunity to spend time in Texas, Kuwait, Korea, and Utah. I had various different roles depending on my unit assignments. Anything from front line medic in an Infantry Company to Medical Supply Sergeant for our Battalion. After the Army I joined the US Navy Reserves as a Corpsman. My entire time in the reserves I was attached to L Co 3/24 Marines and loved every minute of it.
After spending my entire adult life in the medical field as a first due medical provider, or bedside clinician, I felt as though joining RQI Partners I could utilize my experience and have an exponential impact versus the one or two patients at a time impact at bedside. The thought of being a part of a mission that is driving toward a world where no one dies from cardiac arrest is energizing and exciting!
I served in the US Navy from 2008-2013. After completing boot camp at Great Lakes, I attended A School at Lakland AFB where I trained to become a Master-at-Arms (MA). From there I set off to my first duty station at Naval Base Guam where I was part of base security for two years. After Guam I was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base with TACAMO until the end of my 5-year enlistment.
After my enlistment I attended nursing school and was honored to work in the ICU at the VA in Oklahoma City. While working in the ICU we moved from HeartCode Complete to RQI. I noticed a difference in codes and how we all worked together during them. I wanted to make a bigger impact than just the ICU, so I moved into the Resuscitation Program Coordinator role at the VA and helped with the adoption of RQI throughout the facility. From being on the code blue review committee and seeing the improvements in outcomes, I wanted to join RQI Partners to help other hospitals achieve the same increase in outcomes.
Rob DiBiase joined the USAF in 1997 and was off on his first assignment at Elmendorf AFB, AK where he worked in flightline operations fuels division. He cross-trained in 2000 in the medical services field and managed an ambulances services team at McGuire AFB, NJ. He also served as a medical readiness instructor for joint service operations’ Combat Casualty Care Course (C-4) and as a Simulationist, at Camp Bullis in San Antonio, TX. Rob continued his career under the Air Force as a civilian and the managed medical simulations for the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH until September ’23.
He has passions for simulation and training, improving processes and achieving organizational and team goals. He’s looking for new challenges and opportunities to make a difference. Rob decided to join RQI Partners because he believes in the mission to improve CPR skills and increase the number of lives saved.