Donna Lawson


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Donna Lawson is Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety within Atlantic Health System. She is responsible for the implementation of Atlantic Health System’s vision of excellence in patient safety and advancement of the award-winning, quality outcomes consistently delivered by Atlantic Health’s clinical teams.

Donna has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has spent her career in health care finding solutions to drive quality, safety and efficiency in a variety of roles ranging from Interim Chief Nursing Officer to System Vice President of Quality.

Donna joined Atlantic Health System in 2019 from Brookwood Baptist Health, a member of Tenet Health in Birmingham, Alabama. She was selected to the list of “30 Women Who Shape the State of Alabama” for 2018 by the Alabama Media Group. She is a Magnet Appraiser for the American Nurse Credentialing Center and a member of the of the New Jersey Hospital Association Health Research and Education Trust Board, Pi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, The Morris County (NJ) Chapter of the Links Incorporated, and life member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated.

She is committed to serving her community and actively works with the African American Wellness Coalition to support programs that positively impact women’s health.