Maura Davies has been appointed as the new Chair for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) Board of Directors. Maura is recognized across Canada as a respected and enthusiastic advocate of patient safety and quality improvement.
“I am honoured by the opportunity to lead an organization as vital to patient safety in Canada as CPSI,” says Maura. “Commitment to enhancing patient safety and quality has grown tremendously in recent years but much improvement is still needed. I am confident that CPSI will continue to take a leadership role, working with others to provide Canadians with the safest health care in the world.”
Maura has over 30 years experience in healthcare, as a clinical dietician, educator and senior health executive. Currently, Maura is the President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region and previously held the position of Vice-President of Planning and Performance for Capital Health in Halifax.
Maura has Bachelor degrees in science and education and a Masters degree in health services administration. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and a surveyor for the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation. Maura is also a Board member of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council. She has been a member of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Board since 2006. She holds a part-time faculty appointment in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan.
“In addition to a wealth of experience in the Canadian healthcare system, Maura also brings an outstanding level of passion and expertise in patient safety to our organization,” says Hugh McLeod, CEO of CPSI. “On behalf of everyone at CPSI, I’d like to welcome Maura to her new position.”
Maura will lead the 18-member CPSI Board for the next two years. For more information on the CPSI Board of Directors, visit the website www.patientsafetyinstiute.ca.ca