Patricia McGaffigan, RN, CPPS

Vice President Safety/President
Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Patricia McGaffigan is president, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety, and vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she serves as co-chair of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety and senior sponsor to the IHI Lucian Leape Institute. She is the former COO/senior vice president of safety programs at the National Patient Safety Foundation. Ms. McGaffigan is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety, a graduate of the AHA-NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship Program, a member of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Committee, member of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Editorial Advisory Board, and member of the advisory committee of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis. Ms. McGaffigan serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and the Foundation for Nursing Advancmenet in Massachusetts and is on Planetree’s Person-Centered Certification Committee. She represents IHI on diverse committees, taskforces and professional panels and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. A recipient of the Lifetime Member Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Ms. McGaffigan received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Boston College and her Master of Science degree in nursing from Boston University.


Tuesday, March 21
4:30–5:30 p.m.
114H - Your Safety Renaissance: Leading the Reboot and Reimagination of Safe, Reliable and Resilient Care