Mary Minniti, BS, CPHQ
Mary Minniti is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and has over 30 years experience in the field. She joined the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care in 2011 and serves as the Senior Policy and Resource Specialist. Her work with the Institute began in 2003 as guest faculty for an intensive training seminar. She is the lead author on a recently published Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded report, Individual and Family Engagement in the Medicaid Population: Emerging Best Practices and Recommendations.
She has been actively involved in Oregon’s health care reform work especially related to the primary care transformation. Serving on key state committees, she has led efforts to integrate patients and families into clinic redesign efforts. The recommendations of a taskforce she led established the Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Technical Institute. It serves to support clinics across Oregon in meeting PCPCH standards. With over 16 years experience with PeaceHealth managing diverse cross-regional projects focused on improving the patient experience of care, she has systematically involved patients and family in quality improvement, safety and redesign initiatives. As a Project Director for a collaborative statewide effort in Oregon on patient and family engagement, she provided support to a Medicaid health plan and four primary care clinics in establishing patient and family advisory councils.
During her tenure with PeaceHealth, she worked in a variety of settings leading innovation projects across the continuum of care with an emphasis on partnerships for quality and safety. She worked closely with physician leaders in the hospital environment including PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital.
Her last PeaceHealth position was as the Quality Improvement Director for PeaceHealth Medical Group, a large multi-specialty practice in Eugene, OR. She was grant director for a Regence funded Medical Home pilot for PeaceHealth that has helped inform medical home implementation across the medical group and received the STFM Practice Mangagement Award in 2010.
Additionally, Mary was the Principal Investigator for an AHRQ funded-study on Medication Management at Home: Patient Identified Processes and Risk Assessment. Between 2001-2005, she worked as the Pursuing Perfection Project Director in the Whatcom County community to develop the vision of, and implement, a chronic care management system that is patient-centered and community-wide. Her passion is bringing patients and family members into conversations about health care transformation because of the positive and powerful impact it creates for all involved.