Tami Minnier is the Chief Quality Officer for UPMC, an integrated delivery and financing system in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Minnier oversees the Wolff Center which drives the quality and safety agenda at UPMC. She is the Executive Director for the Beckwith Institute, a $15 million dollar foundation supporting innovation in care delivery and shared decision making.
Ms. Minnier has a passion for clinical care improvement and with the patient at the center of innovation. She has her BSN and MSN from the University of Pittsburgh; she is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Minnier has studied the Toyota Production System and Lean Manufacturing. She is a graduate of the Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Health Care and has been on faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Joint Commission International/ Joint Commission Resources. She also serves as a board member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. A nationally known speaker, Ms. Minnier has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Newsweek, The Journal of Nursing Administration, Modern Health Care, Healthcare Leaders, Reflections by Sigma Theta Tau, and many other journals. She has been noted by Becker’s as one of the 50 top experts leading the field of patient safety and one of the top 130 women health system leaders to know. However, her proudest accomplishment is her son, Seth.