Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS

Vice President, Safety Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

President, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Patricia serves as Vice President, Patient Safety Programs at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and President of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.  Her diverse experience includes clinical practice, academia, and a range of leadership, education, and marketing roles for start-up and established medical device companies with missions to improve patient safety.  Patricia is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), an AHA-NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellow, a career-long member of Sigma Theta Tau and serves on a wide range of national committees related to safety including the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Committee, the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the Board for Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, and the Board Quality Committee for Atrius Health. A recipient of the Lifetime Member Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Patricia received her BS in Nursing from Boston College and her MS in Nursing from Boston University.

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