Regina M. Hoffman has served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority since April 2016. In that capacity, she administers an independent state agency, under an 11-member Board of Directors, charged with taking steps to reduce and eliminate medical errors by identifying problems and recommending solutions to promote patient safety.
For one and a half years prior to taking her current position, she served at the Director of Educational Programs with responsibility for the statewide Patient Safety Liaison (PSL) program and education. Regina not only led the program but also worked directly with facilities to help improve patient safety. She has conducted multiple educational presentations in Pennsylvania on a variety of patient safety topics, authored articles in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory and engaged in collaborative work to reduce Surgical Site Infections. She joined the Authority in 2012 as the PSL for the Central Pennsylvania region. In addition to her work at the Authority, she currently serves as a volunteer faculty member with the National Patient Safety Foundation, developing and teaching preparatory course work for the Certified Professional in Patient Safety exam.
Prior to working for the Authority, Regina worked at Schuylkill Health System where she was the Patient Safety Officer and Administrative Director of Quality. In her senior management role, she oversaw the organization's safety and quality programs, including all pay-for-performance initiatives and provided administrative oversight to multiple hospital departments. In addition to her leadership experience in acute care, she also has leadership experience as a Director of Nursing in the long-term care setting.
Regina is a 1994 graduate of the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing. She earned both her BSN and MBA from Western Governors University. Regina is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.