Ellen L. Guarnieri, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, FACHE

Assistant Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety

Ellen Guarnieri


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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215-923-7583 fax

Ellen L. Guarnieri, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, FACHE

Assistant Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety

Research & Practice Interests

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Leadership Programs
Healthcare Quality and Safety Outcomes Research
Effective Quality and Safety Measurement in Population Health
Improvement Science
Culture of Safety
High Reliability Organizations


MHSA, St. Joseph's College
BSN, Niagara University


Fellow, American College of Health Executives
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health
Assistant Program Director, Healthcare Quality & Safety
Director, Quality Improvement and Patients Safety Leadership Program


Jefferson Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) Leadership Program
Introduction to Healthcare Quality and Safety
Applied Principles of Healthcare Quality
Healthcare Quality and Safety Tools and Methods


Ms. Ellen Guarnieri is currently the President of Comprehensive Healthcare Strategies and is the former President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Corp Hamilton (RWJ), which comprised the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, the Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton Foundation, Lakeview Child Centers and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Services Organization. From 1998 to 2005, she served as System Vice President and COO of Marlton, New Jersey-based Virtua Health, overseeing strategic planning and business development, hospital operations and medical staff development. Before this she served as Associate Executive Director for Clinical Service/Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to her employment at Virtua Health, Ms. Guarnieri specialized in oncology nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Center, where she provided nursing support for clinical research programs. Ms. Guarnieri has served on several local nonprofit boards including Chairmanship of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce and Director for the Legacy Treatment Services Foundation.