Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA
Five U.S. hospitals were recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA, Vice President, Patient Safety Officer for McKesson, comes on the show to discuss what constitutes the criteria for hospitals to win the Quest for Quality Prize®
Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA, is Vice President, Patient Safety Officer for McKesson. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that improve patient safety within the McKesson product line. Mary Beth chair’s McKesson’s medication safety committee and lectures nationally on medication safety and patient safety. She is a member of the AHA Quest for Quality selection committee- the Quest for Quality Prize was created in partnership with the McKesson Corporation and McKesson Foundation and recognizes hospitals that have successfully created a culture of safety. Mary Beth also serves as a liaison to McKesson public affairs and has worked to educate public policy makers on the importance of technology in improving patient safety. She has championed bar code standards and provided testimony to the FDA on their proposed bar code mandate that has now been finalized; she is a member of the AONE Patient Safety Task Force, and sits on the board of governor’s of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
Melanie Cole, M.S.