Patricia Noga provides strategic direction and leadership to MHA, its hospitals and health systems and key stakeholders for a variety of programs and activities related to clinical issues, healthcare quality, patient safety, the healthcare workforce, and emergency preparedness.  She leads the evolution of the acclaimed quality and safety initiative, PatientCareLink, transforming the site into a dynamic and transparent resource tool for consumers, providers and others. She leads MHA’s Healthcare Safety & Violence Prevention Workgroup as well as MHA’s Caring for the Caregiver initiative, with the mission of acknowledging the valued contributions of hospital staff and supporting them with resources to enhance their wellbeing and the safety of their work environment.

Pat served as the state lead in implementation of the national quality improvement collaborative Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.   

She currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UMass Boston and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Pat received her Associate in Liberal Arts degree from Elmira College and her BS in Nursing from Skidmore College.  She received her MBA Suffolk University and her doctoral degree in health policy from the University of Massachusetts.