Woman’s Hospital Chief Quality Officer Recognized as Outstanding Alumnus

Woman’s Hospital Chief Quality Officer Cathy Maher-Griffiths, DNS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, RNC-OB has been named an Outstanding Alumnus by the LSU School of Nursing. Dr. Maher-Griffiths was recognized as part of the school’s 90th-anniversary celebration held November 17 – 19, 2023 in New Orleans.

Honorees were selected based on their significant contribution and achievement in advancing the profession of nursing and improving healthcare to the individual, family and/or community. In addition, honorees emulated the School of Nursing’s values of stewardship, organizational citizenship, nursing innovation, caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence in nursing.

Dr. Maher-Griffiths has more than 40 years of experience in nursing and healthcare administration. As chief quality officer at Woman’s, she is responsible for patient safety, quality, regulatory/accreditation, risk management, infection control, pharmacy and research. She also provides direction and structure for regulatory readiness and accreditation survey process. She joined Woman’s in 2014 and previously served as the hospital’s vice president of quality.

Dr. Maher-Griffiths holds a doctorate in nursing science from LSU Health Sciences Center, a master’s degree in healthcare management from the University of New Orleans, and a bachelor of science in nursing from Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to her position at Woman’s, Dr. Maher-Griffiths has served as an instructor of nursing for LSU Health since 2011.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.