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Contact Information:
Melissa Manolis
- Administrative Manager
HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety & Quality
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital
Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety
55 Fruit Street, Bulfinch 2
Boston, MA 02114

Massachusetts General Hospital, founded in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. MGH is a 1000-bed hospital with Level I Trauma designation for adults and pediatrics as well as burn care. MGH was designated as the first Magnet Hospital in Massachusetts in 2003. MGH sponsors Graduate Medical Education for 17 specialty areas and support training for nursing, pharmacy and the therapies. MGH is broadening its affiliations creating a network, or family of facilities. The MGH is home to the largest hospital-based research program in the country.

About the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality & Safety, Established in 2007. The Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety (CQS) leads the planning and implementation of the Quality and Safety initiatives at MGH and Massachusetts General Physicians Organizations (MGPO). The CQS serves as an institutional resource to further the MGH’s and MGPO’s goal of leading the nation in quality and safety by creating the highest quality, safest care environment for our staff and patients. MGH ranks among the very top of the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Hospitals.” Improving Quality and Safety at MGH remains one of the most important goals and institutional efforts are led by the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety. Please visit our Quality and Safety website at: https://www.massgeneral.org/quality-and-safety/

Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH
Site Director:
Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Quality and Safety
Chief Quality Officer, MGH/MGPO, Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety

Tel (617) 726-5215

Dr. Elizabeth Mort is a practicing general internist, Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety, and Chief Quality Officer at the MGH and the MGPO where she oversees the Lawrence Center for Quality & Safety. Dr. Mort is nationally recognized as an expert in Quality and Safety and has presented on these topics and participated in many regional, state and national settings. For example, she has served as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Composite Measures Workgroup, inpatient quality indicator sub-workgroup. She has served on the NQF Steering Committee for Additional Priorities for Acute Hospital Quality Measures. Dr. Mort also served on the NQF Expert Panel for Patient Reported Outcome measures, is co-chair of the NQF Expert panel on Measuring Affordability from the Patient’s Perspective, and a member of the NQF Person and Family Centered Care Steering Committee. She served on the CMS Hospital Quality Stars Leadership Work Group.

Dr. Mort completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at MGH followed by two fellowship years at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. She also completed a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Michigan which focused on Health Planning and Administration as well as Population Planning. Dr Mort is currently an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Associate Site Director:
Merranda Logan MD, MPH
Associate Chief Quality Officer, MGH and MGPO


Dr. Merranda Logan is a Nephrologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she holds administrative leadership roles as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for the hospital and the physician’s organization, Site Director for the Harvard Medical School fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality, and Director of the Morton Swartz Initiative for Physician Wellness in the Department of Medicine. She completed a Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Logan was the first physician fellow at The Joint Commission. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Patient Safety.


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