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Eileen Malone

Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC is the Senior Partner for Mercury Healthcare Consulting, LLC located in Alexandria, Virginia, who supports clients embracing evidence-based design in health facility projects, as a means to help improve healthcare outcomes. With over forty years in healthcare, Ms. Malone retired from the United States Army in 2004 having held a variety of key leadership positions including hospital commander (CEO), Army Medical Department CIO, Congressional Affairs Officer, quality assurance nurse, and in several internal medicine nurse practitioner assignments. She holds graduate degrees from Duke University and the National Defense University and is Evidence-based Design Accredited and Certified. In addition to many military awards, Eileen received The Center for Health Design’s (CHD) Changemaker Award in 2009 and the Leadership Award from the Health Information and Management Systems Society in 2004 for her leadership in the creation and implementation of a patient centered information technology strategy for the Army Medical Department. Now semi-retired, Ms. Malone devotes time to volunteer consultant activities related to the use of evidence-based design to help improve healthcare outcomes. From 2008 to 2013, Eileen served as a member of CHD’s Research Coalition and as its co-chair for the last two years of her tenure. She was a member of the Facility Guideline Institute’s Board of Directors and 2014 Healthcare Guidelines Revision Committee. Most recently, Eileen was a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards, which provided detailed recommendations for the Department and Congress in two reports. Ms. Malone continues to explore the relationship between healthcare reform quality improvement targets and evidence-based design opportunities, through the delivery of national-level presentations, the creation of CHD white papers, and as an active member of numerous grant advisory boards for research around these topics.

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Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC