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|Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, MBA, RN|
Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA, is currently Chair of the NPSF Board of Directors. She has served on the NPSF Board of Directors and Board of Governors, and has chaired the NPSF Leadership Congress three times. She is a patient safety champion and has spent much of her career developing clinical leadership and technology strategies to improve patient safety as well as advocating for standards to support it. She has provided testimony to the FDA, the IOM Committee on HIT Safety, and has worked closely with the ONC on its proposed patient safety standards and HIT Safety Collaborative. Mary Beth was a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center work group that defined and proposed a risk-based framework for HIT safety; is a founding member of the Partnership for HIT Patient Safety; and has served on the EHRA and AONE patient safety task forces.
Mary Beth is co-founder and principal of Sirio2 Healthcare Innovations, a consulting firm built on decades of health care leadership experience as well as a vision for improving patient safety and outcomes, patient engagement, and clinician experience. She leads a practice that provides consulting services to hospitals, healthcare systems, and developers of healthcare technology from early stage through Fortune 500 companies. Mary Beth previously served as Vice President Product Management, and Patient Safety Officer for the McKesson Corporation. She is a founding member of the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality award and served as a member of the selection committee for 15 years. The Quest for Quality Prize was created to recognize hospitals that have successfully implemented the six aims of the IOM. Prior to joining McKesson, Mary Beth worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, starting as a critical care nurse and progressing to Administrator of Critical Care, Anesthesia, and Pain. In addition to leading clinical operations, her experience there included clinical transformation and implementation of information systems to improve patient care.
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. She has numerous publications in the areas of severity-adjusted critical care outcomes and cost-effective ICU care and resource management, as well as nursing leadership and patient safety.