Ellen T. Kurtzman, MPH, RN - Former NAC Member

Ellen T. Kurtzman is assistant research professor in the School of Nursing and has been at The George Washington University since 2007. For nearly a decade, Ms. Kurtzman has been working in the field of patient safety and health care quality. Prior to her arrival at GW, she was the architect of National Quality Forum-endorsed™ (NQF) consensus standards for measuring nursing’s contribution to quality. While at NQF, Ms. Kurtzman also led national efforts to establish hospital and home health care quality and performance standards. In advancing these causes, she has published and presented on nursing performance measurement, public reporting, and quality issues. Ms. Kurtzman has served in senior capacities for large, national health services organizations including the American Health Care Association, National PACE Association, American Red Cross, and The Partnership for Behavioral Healthcare. She was honored to serve as a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner for the U.S. Senate Productivity and Maryland Quality Awards.