Diane (Dee) Murphy joined University of Maryland Shore Regional Health as chief quality officer in August 2018 from Northwest Health, Arkansas where she served as system chief quality officer. In that capacity, she provided oversight for quality and performance improvement for five acute care hospitals and 35 physician practices. Previously, she was the chief quality officer at Western Arizona

Regional Medical Center; she also served as a Navy nurse and a surveyor at the Joint Commission. Murphy's educational credentials include a doctorate in health administration from the University of Phoenix; a master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University.