erin graydon baker
Erin Graydon Baker is a Patient Safety and Risk Management professional with over 18 years experience in Patient Safety. She, along with Dr. Frankel, instituted Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds, first at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, then helped spread the concept nationally. Erin, through the National Patient Safety Foundation ( NPSF) , was one of 12 Patient Safety professionals who developed the content for the Certification for Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS) and developed the initial training course for the certification.
Erin is part of the faculty for both the NPSF and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and considers educating and facilitating teams in Quality/Safety improvement to be the most rewarding part of her career. She was awarded the 2015 Paulette Gagnon Award for her role in advancing the field of Patient Safety/Risk Management and helping to develop new professionals in the Northern New England region (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont). She is also a 2018 graduate of the Advisory Board Fellowship.
Prior to joining Safe and Reliable Healthcare, she was the Patient Safety Officer and Director of Risk Management at Maine Medical Center. Prior to Maine Medical Center, her past roles include Program Director for Patient Safety, Partners Healthcare in Boston, Director of Patient Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Director of Education, Medical Simulation Center, Boston, and Director of Respiratory Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her degree in Respiratory Care from Northeastern University, Boston and her BS in Organizational Behavior and MS in Training and Organizational Development from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.