Mary Anne Gallagher, D.N.P., R.N.-B.C., is the Director of Nursing Quality at New York Presbyterian (NYP) and adjunct professor at Adelphi University. Prior to NYP, Mary Anne held a number of versatile director positions driving improvement initiatives, leading extensive service lines, and administering strategic financial initiatives. Certified in pediatric nursing, she focused her career on clinical and leadership roles in women and children’s healthcare across the continuum of care.
Quality and safety, the heart of her work, led to her doctoral research on the relationship of staff nurses’ perception of safety culture and their attitude toward reporting events.
Gallagher has authored articles on community cardiopulmonary resuscitation, childhood asthma, the nurse leader’s role in construction, pay for performance, nursing research, and women’s health.
In 2017, Gallagher visited Daeyang Luke Hospital and College of Nursing, Malawi, Africa educating faculty, hospital staff and leadership while learning about Malawian healthcare and nursing.
Gallagher is a board member of Nurses House, New York Organization of Nurse Executive Public Policy member and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
A second-generation Irish American, with maternal roots in Kenmare, Kerry and her father’s family from Creeslough, Donegal and Ballinalee, Longford. Pride of Irish heritage was instilled in her upbringing and she is currently in pursuit of Irish citizenship. ♦