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Margaret Namie, RN, BSN, MPH,

CPHQ

Project: "Care Transitions from Hospital to Home"
Mercy Health
Ohio

Margie Namie is Vice President of Quality for Mercy Health in Cincinnati. During her tenure with Mercy, she has been responsible for numerous innovative programs in care transitions, palliative care, and patient-centered strategies. Ms. Namie is accountable for the achievement of Mercy Health’s quality objectives for eight hospitals, home care, long term care and physician practices. Under her leadership Mercy Health has demonstrated significant improvement in publicly reported measures, mortality and harm reduction.

Ms. Namie is also highly influential across Cincinnati in health related issues through Cincinnati Aligning Forces for Quality, The Health Collaborative and Greater Cincinnati Health Council. She has been recognized for that work many times, most recently as one of the 2011 Cincinnati Enquirer “Women of the Year”. Through Ms. Namie’s influence, Ohio became the fourth state to participate in IHI’s STAAR initiative to address avoidable readmissions. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hospice of Cincinnati and was recently named to the Ohio Hospital Association’s Clinical Advisory Committee. At the national level she served in the first cohort of the CMS Innovation Advisors.

Ms. Namie holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.


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