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Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN

Chief Nurse Officer

Advocate Aurora Health

Mary Beth Kingston is CNO for Advocate Aurora Health, where she serves as a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for nursing practice and standards and patient experience. Dr. Kingston co-led the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety’s Workforce Safety Subcommittee. She serves on the boards of the Milwaukee Urban League in Milwaukee and the American Hospital Association, and is a former board member and president of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders. Dr. Kingston is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2009-2012), and in 2020 she was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at West Chester University, a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in health policy at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.


Tackling the “HAC” of Workforce Harm: Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, Patricia McGaffigan, RN, CPPS at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

The healthcare industry’s workforce experiences higher rates of physical harm compared to workers in industries typically regarded as dangerous, such as coal mining and manufacturing. The impact and consequences of physical and psychological harm on patient outcomes, productivity, turnover, morale, joy in work, financial performance and reputational harm have been well documented. Despite promising progress…