Wilhelmina Manzano Named NewYork-Presbyterian’s Chief Quality Officer

Jun 12, 2017

New York

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Wilhelmina (Willie) M. Manzano, M.A., R.N. N.E.A.- B.C., senior vice president and chief nursing executive at NewYork-Presbyterian, has been appointed to a new role as chief quality officer. In addition to leading nursing across the NewYork-Presbyterian’s campuses and locations, Ms. Manzano now oversees quality, performance improvement, patient safety, and infection prevention and control functions, as well as Joint Commission and regulatory compliance activities.

“Willie has been a tremendous leader for our organization throughout her nearly two decades of service,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “As chief quality officer, we are confident that she will continue to enhance NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class patient care.”

“In leading our nursing team, Willie truly embodies so many of our institutional values,” said Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian. “Her new role as chief quality officer is a natural progression of what has been an amazing career at NewYork-Presbyterian.”

Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 1998, Ms. Manzano held various leadership positions at several New York-area hospitals including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Lawrence Hospital (now NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence) and Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to her roles as senior vice president and chief nursing executive at NewYork-Presbyterian, she has also served as vice president for patient care services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and chief operating officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital.

Ms. Manzano obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing Administration from New York University. She attended the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Nursing Executive, Advanced National Board Certification. She also obtained an Advanced Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (Organizational and Executive Coaching).

She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau. In addition, she is on the board of the American Nurses Foundation and Columbia University Board of Visitors and was chair of the GE/Health Management Academy Nurse Executive Fellowship Program.


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, whose organizations are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and innovative, patient-centered clinical care.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the Honor Roll of “America’s Best Hospitals.”
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network comprises hospitals and other facilities in the New York metropolitan region.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services, which connects medical experts with patients in their communities.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health, encompassing ambulatory care network sites and community healthcare initiatives, including NewYork Quality Care, the Accountable Care Organization jointly established by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia.

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