Tamra Minnier, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Chief Quality Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Executive Director, The Beckwith Institute

Tami Minnier is the Chief Quality Officer for UPMC, an integrated delivery and financing system in Pittsburgh, PA. Quality, Safety and the Patient Experience is driven by the Wolff Center at UPMC.  She is the Executive Director for the Beckwith Institute, a $15 million dollar foundation supporting innovation in care delivery and shared decision making.

Ms. Minnier has a passion for clinical care improvement.  She has her BSN and MSN from the University of Pittsburgh; she is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Minnier has studied the Toyota Production System and Lean Manufacturing.  She is a graduate of the Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Health Care and has been on faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Joint Commission International/ Joint Commission Resources.  She also serves as a board member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.  A nationally known speaker, Ms. Minnier has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Newsweek, The Journal of Nursing Administration, Modern Health Care, Healthcare Leaders, Reflections by Sigma Theta Tau, and many other journals.  She has been noted by Becker’s as one of the 50 top experts leading the field of patient safety and top 130 women health system leaders to know in the USA in 2015.  However, her proudest accomplishment is her son, Seth.