Holly O’Brien, MSN, RN, CPPS, Safety Program Manager at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is responsible for the development of, sustainability of, and measures for a comprehensive Enterprise Safety Program with an aim at reduction of preventable harm throughout the organization. Holly oversees CHW’s participation in Solutions for Patient Safety, including, hospital-acquired conditions, error prevention, leadership methods, and cause analysis.
Holly has been with CHW for 16 years. She started as a float nurse in 2000, became a unit-based Advance Practice Nurse in 2006, transitioned to Performance Improvement in 2013 as the Safety Advance Practice Nurse, and became the Safety Program Manager in 2015.
Holly received her Bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Carroll/Columbia College of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006. She completed the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program in 2014 and is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.