Catherine Reynolds is a Patient Safety Liaison with the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority for the Southeast region of Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished healthcare and patient safety professional, specializing in the analysis of adverse events and facility-wide implementation of patient safety plans. With over 17 years of experience in healthcare, she has served as a Registered Nurse and Quality Improvement Coordinator in Philadelphia area hospitals and most recently as Patient Safety Manager for the Einstein Healthcare Network.
Catherine brings expertise in blending creative thinking to unleash new ideas in improvement work and coached clinical teams utilizing various collaborative models. She co-lead the Pennsylvania Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) Diagnostic Error Project and brings that experience to the Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis. In her role as a Patient Safety Liaison, she works directly with more than 80 healthcare facilities in Philadelphia and surrounding areas to improve patient safety through consulting, education, and collaboration.
Catherine received Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law and Doctor of Laws from Widener University School of Law. With a strong clinical background in critical care and emergency specialties in large academic medical centers, Catherine brings a unique patient safety perspective. In addition to her extensive healthcare and patient safety background, she is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania Rural Urban Leadership Program and has been published in both the Patient Education and Counseling Journal and The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.