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  • Bessie Manley Szum, RN, MPA/HA NE-BC

  • Director of Patient Safety

Bessie Manley Szum, RN, MPA/HA NE-BC is the Director of Patient Safety and has oversight on projects and direction for the patient safety efforts at CRICO.

Prior to CRICO, Bessie was a Nurse Director at Phillips House, a support unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as well as Nurse Director for a medical/surgical inpatient unit and IV Therapy Team at MGH. She also worked as a clinical nurse and clinical advisor for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Bessie’s experience includes implementation of various quality and patient safety initiatives, multidisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations to promote the coordination of standards of practice across numerous departments.

Bessie is currently an active member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders and is a graduate of both the Public and Health Administration at Suffolk University and the Nursing program at Wheeling Jesuit University.