NAPA’s Julie Marhalik-Helms Named for Second Consecutive Year to Becker’s List of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety

Melville, New York, UNITED STATES

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) announced today that its Senior Director of Quality Improvement, Julie Marhalik-Helms, RN, BSN has been named by Becker’s Healthcare to the 2017 edition of its list of “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.” This is the second consecutive year that Ms. Marhalik-Helms has been featured on the list. The recognition is a result of her organizational leadership, achievements and commitment to patient safety that has driven patient safety nationwide.

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“It is an honor to be recognized by Becker’s for my contributions to advancing patient safety,” said Ms. Marhalik-Helms. “Amidst the complexities of healthcare, safety is a primary focus for healthcare organizations and a foundational element of the patient experience across the continuum. I look forward to continuing to work with other industry leaders to drive new ideas and actions across the discipline of anesthesiology and the broader healthcare spectrum.”

Ms. Marhalik-Helms has spent the majority of her professional career creating and implementing initiatives that reflect her longstanding commitment to patient safety and quality improvement. In her role as NAPA’s senior director of Quality Improvement, she is responsible for the strategic oversight of the organization’s patient safety and quality program at the 200+ clinical sites where anesthesia and managed care services are provided. This translates into gathering critical patient safety data on over one million patient interactions each year.

In addition, Ms. Marhalik-Helms is heavily involved in NAPA’s customer service program, NAPA Service Experience, where she adds significant value in further enhancing the patient experience. In 2016, Ms. Marhalik-Helms was nominated as the vice chair for Anesthesia Business Group (ABG) Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). She also serves on the ABG Patient Safety Organization’s Quality Committee and the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Anesthesia Quality Institute’s Patient Quality Improvement Council.

The 2017 edition of Becker’s “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” list features clinicians, advocates and legislators who work tirelessly to eliminate medical errors and improve safety in the industry. Becker’s Healthcare has published a version of this list annually since 2013. Experts were selected for this year’s list based on editorial research and discretion. Nominations were also considered when making selections for this list.

The full list can be viewed on Becker’s website by clicking here.

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become one of the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. For more information, please visit

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