Chief, Quality Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
VA Certified Mentor (VHA-CM)
Master Black Belt, LEAN/Six Sigma (GE Healthcare)
Degrees and Certifications
B.S., Nursing, University of Connecticut
M.S., Nursing Administration, University of Connecticut
HINF 550 – Workflow Design and Reengineering
Research Interests and Grants
Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Use of Data for Healthcare Improvement
Awards and Fellowships
New England Nurse of the Year Finalist, Nursing Spectrum Magazine, 2001
Marlene Kramer Award for Dissemination of Nursing Research, University of Connecticut, 1996
Publications and Presentations
Zhan C, Elixhauser A, Richards C, Wang Y, Baine W, Pineau M, Verzier N, Kliman R, Hunt D. “Identification of Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections from Medicare Claims: Sensitivity and Positive Predictive Value”. Medical Care, 2009 Mar; 47(3):364-9.
Ivy M, Possenti P, Atweh N, D’Aiuto M, Palmer J, Pineau M. “Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Burn Patients”. Journal of Trauma, 2000 Oct; 49(3):387-391.
Ivy M, Possenti P, Kepros J, Atweh N, D'Aiuto M, Palmer J, Pineau M, Burns G, Caushaj P. “Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Patients with Burns”. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1999 Sep-Oct; 20(5):351-3.
Atweh N, Possenti P, Caushaj P, Burns G, Pineau M, Ivy M. “Dilatational Percutaneous Tracheostomy: Modification of Technique”. Journal of Trauma, 1999 Jul; 47(1):142-4.
Pineau, MJ. “Organ and Tissue Donation”. In Manual of Clinical Trauma Care ed., Sheehy, Blansfield, Danis, Gervasini, Mosby, 1999.