Mary Stirparo, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, has been appointed ChristianaCare director of Accreditation.
In this role, Stirparo will direct and oversee continuous readiness strategies for Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and regulatory requirements.
She will provide leadership, management and oversight of the processes to support regulatory and certification programs.
She will work to ensure the organization meets regulatory requirements that support high reliability and a commitment to improve the quality and safety of care. She will supervise and facilitate professional development of caregivers who support regulatory requirements.
Stirparo has been a committed caregiver for over 30 years and has held leadership positions in the Women & Children’s Health service line and has been an active member of systemwide committees.
Her most recent role was senior project manager in Accreditation where she collaborated with multiple service lines and essential services to develop actions plans to enable successful Joint Commission accreditation.
She has played a key role in ChristianaCare’s most recent Joint Commission strategies including coordinating mock surveys, completion of the focused standards assessment, providing informal and formal education, developing procedures that guide and support continuous improvement and regulatory compliance, partnering with key leaders to develop the evidence of standards compliance and supporting multiple Joint Commission chapters as well as conditions of participation.
She has a proven track record of operationalizing and leading successful initiatives. She possesses strong project management and discernment skills, a high level of autonomy and problem-solving capability.
Stirparo has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from Wilmington University. She also is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, has a certificate in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Delaware and a Nurse Executive Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
She reports to Michele Campbell, MSM, RN, CPHQ, FABC, vice president of Quality & Patient Safety.