MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has named Donna Lawson as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety. In her role, Larson will implement Atlantic Health System’s vision of excellence in patient safety and advance the award-winning, quality outcomes consistently delivered by Atlantic Health’s clinical teams

Lawson has spent her career in health care finding solutions to drive quality, safety and efficiency in a variety of roles ranging from Interim Chief Nursing Officer to System Vice President of Quality. She joins Atlantic Health System from Brookwood Baptist Health, a member of Tenet Health in Birmingham, Alabama. She was selected to the list of “30 Women Who Shape the State of Alabama” for 2018 by the Alabama Media Group; is a member of the Healthcare Data Advisory Council; is a Magnet Appraiser for the American Nurse Credentialing Center and President of the Birmingham Care Coordination Coalition.

“As reflected in recent scores and recognitions from both The Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades, Atlantic Health System’s national reputation for the highest quality care and innovative solutions continues to grow,” said Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Atlantic Health System. “Donna’s addition to our team will help us continue on our path of excellence.”

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Possessing a patient-centered focus on care delivery, Lawson is ready to bring her background in case management, nursing care administration and quality management to work in building healthier communities across northern New Jersey.

“Our highest calling as caregivers, is to make sure every patient we treat leaves their interaction with Atlantic Health System on the road to greater health and wellness,” said Lawson. “I am truly excited to join an organization that has such a strong track record of putting patients above all else. I look forward to continuing to build on Atlantic Health System’s record of quality and safety which remains among the best in our state, region and country.”