Member Spotlight - Aline Holmes, DNP, RN
Monday, April 1, 2019
2019 Founders' Award
Aline Holmes, DNP, RN
In recognition of long-standing national leadership and exceptional ability to foster and support healthcare quality, ACMQ bestows the Founders' Award to Aline Holmes, DNP, RN.
Dr. Holmes has been involved in all aspects of Medical Quality and Patient Safety. Recently, she served as the Senior Vice President for clinical affairs at the New Jersey Hospital Association. In that role, one of her responsibilities was to serve as the director of the NJHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, one of 16 CMS funded initiatives working with hospitals since 2011 to reduce harm and improve care around clinical areas. She was also the principal investigator on a CDC grant to establish the NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative, which is focused on reducing C-sections, improving care for pregnant women with substance abuse, and reducing disparities of care with women and infants. She has been a principal investigator/project director on several patient safety improvement initiatives, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), NJ Health Initiatives and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and on improving healthcare for veterans. As a member of AHRQ’s Technical Expert Panel on patient safety practices, she is currently writing and reviewing chapters. She was also a member of the National Quality Forum’s MAP Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup and co-directs the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
After completing her undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts in nursing, Aline served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War. She received her M.S.N. from the Catholic University of American in Washington, DC, and a D.N.P. from Rutgers University. She has worked as a nursing/hospital administrator in hospitals in Washington, DC and Chicago before moving to New Jersey. She was recently awarded the Rutgers U. School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award.