Quality and Safety

At Children’s Hospital, our approach to providing quality care is not only multidisciplinary, but multifaceted. Learn about how we prevent hospital-acquired conditions, work with patients to ensure successful management of issues related to population health, and meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable patients through our specialty programs.

If you have kids, be glad you have Children’s.


We’re proud of the outcomes that we’ve achieved at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Read on to learn more. 

Quality Staff

Dr. Brian S. Martin, DMD, MS, FAAPD
Medical Director for Quality
Chief, Division of Pediatric Dentistry 

Patricia Bambrick, BSN, MSHS, CPHQ, RN
Senior Director, Quality, Safety, & Accreditation 

Patient Safety Team

Jessica Levy, MSN, RN, CPN
Patient Safety Specialist 

Colleen Arnold, RN
Patient Safety Specialist

Beverly Genetin, BSN, RN
Patient Safety Specialist

Quality Team

Gabriella Butler, MSN, RN
Manager, clinical Resource Management, Solutions for Patient Safety, Clinical Quality Analytics

Cecilia Verner, MS, BSN, RN
Quality Nurse

Karen Romito, MSN, RN, CCRN
Quality Nurse Coordinator II

Patricia McLendon, DNP, CRNP
Quality Nurse Coordinator II

Beth Mastrangelo, MSN, RN, CPN, CNL
Quality Nurse Coordinator II

Kristen Mackin
Data Analyst

Infection Prevention Team

Audra Dawson, BSN, RN
Infection Control Preventionist 

Lindsay Hamiliton, MPH, CPH
Infection Control Preventionist

Jeanne Brytus, BSN, RN, CPN
Infection Control Preventionist

Corey Kelly
Data Analyst & Infection Prevention

Accreditation and Regulatory Specialist

Kathy Musto, BSN, RN, CJCP
Accreditation & Regulatory Specialist

Administrative Assistance

Peggy Kremer
Senior Administrative Assistant 

Tara Austel
Intermediate Administrative Assistant