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For Immediate Release November 12, 2018

Dee Murphy

Dee Murphy, chief quality officer, UM Shore Regional Health

Diane (Dee) Murphy has joined the senior leadership team of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health as chief quality officer.  Murphy came to the regional health care network 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.

“We are delighted to bring Dee Murphy on board at Shore Regional Health,” says Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH. “Her vast experience in health care quality management leadership, risk management, infection prevention, patient advocacy, and accreditation makes her a great asset to our organization.”