• Shirley J. Knelly

    Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
    Chief Patient Safety
    Chief Compliance Officer

    Shirley J. KnellyShirley J. Knelly is the vice president of Quality and Patient Safety, the chief patient safety officer, and the chief compliance officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center. In these roles, she has responsibility for all quality and patient safety initiatives, regulatory compliance, corporate compliance, infection control, performance improvement, spiritual care, patient advocacy, service excellence, risk management, and policy/procedure facilitation throughout the organization.

    Shirley received a bachelor’s degree in health education from East Stroudsburg State College, East Stroudsburg Pa., a Master of Science in counselor education from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., and a graduate certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

    She is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality, Maryland Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, the Maryland Patient Safety Committee, and a member of MHA’s Quality and Finance Work Group.