Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Guarnieri, Ellen

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

Contact Ms. Guarnieri

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


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


Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Healthcare Quality and Safety Outcomes Research
Effective Quality and Safety Measurement in Population Health
Appropriate Collection and Analysis of Healthcare Data
Using Data to Drive Change


Healthcare Quality & Safety Measurement & Outcomes Analysis


Ms. Ellen Guarnieri 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 and currently holds the position of Director for the Legacy Treatment Services Foundation.