Dena van den Bergh

Dena van den Bergh

Dena van den Bergh

DnaVISION, South Africa

Dr Dena van den Bergh has over 30 years of successful healthcare executive experience with large multinational hospital and healthcare organisations in which she has led large-scale change to improve healthcare outcomes and drive efficiencies. With a doctoral degree in Engineering from Warwick University, a master’s degree in Pharmacology and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, her expertise spans a unique blend of healthcare knowledge, clinical know-how and systems engineering skills. Dena is passionate about leading innovation and health systems change through technology and systems improvement co-designed with stakeholders. In 2018 she started her own healthcare strategic leadership company that is committed to co-creating positive change in health systems and growing leaders across a wide spectrum of healthcare and health technology clients.

Dena is an honorary lecturer at UCT Dept. of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV and a founding member of the SA Antibiotic Stewardship Program (SAASP). In 2015 she was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership in Quality Improvement in South Africa by Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest administrator of medical schemes. Dena is also an internationally certified coach, advanced Presencing and Theory U facilitator and certified Feminine PowerTM leader. Outside of work Dena is a committed yoga and wellness practitioner and a keen lover of nature.


Speaking seminar: New Directions - Revisiting the Value Compass in Healthcare

The programme for Microsystem festival 2022 will be build around the five success factors for high performing clinical microsystems.

Each stream will be devoted to one of the success factors and it will comprise of a key-note, a few presentations of improvement work and cases and an international team work problem- solving challenge facilitated by a coach from Qulturum, Region Jönköping County.

At the festival, you will be given many opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas with people from all over the world. People, who share your passion for microsystems and quality improvement and who come to the festival because they believe in the power of Synergy and the importance of spreading Energy for change.