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Enquirer honors Mercy Health's Margaret Namie as a Woman of the Year


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March 6, 2012 (Cincinnati, OH) – The Cincinnati Enquirer has named Margaret “Margie” Namie, divisional vice president of quality at Mercy Health, as one of its Women of the Year.  For 44 years, the Enquirer has honored a select group of Cincinnati women for their contributions to the community, including volunteerism, philanthropy and efforts around education. 

“I am both shocked and immensely honored to be named a Woman of the Year,” Namie said. “It’s beyond humbling to join such a prestigious group of leaders, who have done so much to help our community through their tireless efforts on behalf of Cincinnati’s men, women and children.”   

Namie has played a key role in helping Cincinnati be well. She is focused on ensuring that each patient who visits a Mercy Health facility has the highest quality care and experience. Namie has led a number of key initiatives at Mercy Health, including a program to monitor, care for and educate heart patients to help them get well and avoid hospital readmission. Under her leadership, Thomson Reuters named Mercy Health one of the top 20 medium-sized healthcare systems in the country.   

Namie is a staunch advocate of finding and sharing best practices in patient care as a way for healthcare providers to improve the health of the communities they serve. She’s extending that advocacy nationally as an Innovation Advisor handpicked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to test new models of healthcare delivery.   

As a volunteer, Namie is focused on how best to provide excellent end of life and palliative care and has given years of service to Hospice of Cincinnati, where she serves as its current board chair. The Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati recognized her volunteerism with its Volunteer Leadership Award in 2009.



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