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|Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, MBA, RN|
Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, MBA, RN, is Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
Ms. Navarra-Sirio is former Vice President Regulatory Strategy, and Patient Safety Officer for McKesson, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies that improve patient safety within McKesson’s technology solutions, and for the development of clinical solutions to support safety and quality delivery and reporting.
Ms. Navarra-Sirio chaired McKesson’s patient safety committee and has lectured nationally on patient safety. She was a member of the selection committee for the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, which was created in partnership with the McKesson Corporation and McKesson Foundation to recognize hospitals that have successfully implemented the 6 aims of the national Institute of Medicine (IOM).
She also served 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, and to the IOM Committee on Health Information Technology and Patient Safety.
Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Kent State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining McKesson, she spent 13 years working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, starting as a critical care nurse with progressive management experience to the Administrator of Critical Care, Anesthesia, and Pain. Her experience there included implementation of information systems to improve patient care. She has numerous publications in the areas of severity-adjusted critical care outcomes and cost effective ICU care and resource management, nursing leadership, and technology to improve patient safety.