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National League for Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Tapped by Institute for Healthcare Improvement to Join Board of Directors

February 03, 2020

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Michael Keaton
National League for Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Tapped by Institute for Healthcare Improvement to Join Board of Directors
Washington, DC — National League for Nursing CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been voted onto the Board of Directors of the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She joins a distinguished group of health care professionals dedicated to improving health and health care worldwide through rigorous science, hard work, and a relentless drive for results. As one of just three nurses on the Board and the sole member in nursing education, Dr. Malone will bring a valued perspective to the IHI’s approach and initiatives. The organization engages in extensive educational programming and resource development and distribution.

“On behalf of the National League for Nursing, I congratulate Bev on this prestigious appointment,” said Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FANOL, FAAN, ANEF, president of the NLN, professor and dean emerita of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group. “I am confident that her collaborative spirit, wisdom, and experience will help propel the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to the next level as it addresses the challenges of bringing health equity and universal access to best health care practices for communities, families, and individuals around the globe.”

“I am excited about joining the team at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, whose vision, mission, and values so closely align with those of the National League for Nursing,” said Dr. Malone. “Together, I anticipate making strides in identifying evidence-based practices as they continue to evolve and guide the transformation of health care access and delivery as we prepare for current and future generations.”

Health care leader, accomplished innovator, and nursing champion, Dr. Malone has led the NLN since 2007. Under her leadership, the league advanced the science of nursing education by promoting greater collaboration among stakeholders, increasing diversity in nursing and nursing education, and advancing excellence in care for patients. Dr. Malone’s distinguished career has mixed policy, education, administration, and clinical practice, including as federal deputy assistant secretary for health under President Bill Clinton. As a reviewer, she contributed to the groundbreaking IOM report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," and served on the Minority Health Federal Advisory Committee. She has also received more than 20 honorary doctorates. Dr. Malone’s biography may be found on the NLN website.

“The IHI Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Dr. Malone. Her unique expertise and experience are invaluable additions to the IHI Board and will help accelerate progress on our mission to improve health and health care worldwide,” said Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health and Chair of the IHI Board.

IHI CEO Derek Feeley added, “All of us at IHI have been admirers of Dr. Malone for many years and have been actively seeking out ways to engage with her more deeply. We are very pleased, and very grateful, that Dr. Malone will join the IHI Board.”

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at

About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 25 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. IHI brings awareness of safety and quality to millions, catalyzes learning and the systematic improvement of care, develops solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilizes health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths. IHI collaborates with a growing community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. IHI generates optimism, harvests fresh ideas, and supports anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better. Learn more at
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