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Melodee J Deutsch, MS, MPH, RN, CPHQ

Associate Director for Quality and Patient Safety & Assistant Specialist

UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Cell: (808) 230-6655 Fax: (808) 956-3257
Email: mdeutsch@hawaii.edu

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Biography

Melodee Deutsch has more than 45 years of experience in nursing and has practiced in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Hawaii. She has been a staff nurse, outpatient clinic nurse, physician’s office nurse, community health nurse, NICU nurse manager, perinatal clinical nurse specialist, maternal-child director of nursing, quality director, and has been faculty at a diploma school of nursing, Kapiolani Community College, Hawaii Loa College, and the University of Hawaii School of Nursing. She retired from Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in 2009 where she was the Director of Quality, Accreditation, Licensing and Patient Safety.

Melodee has received numerous awards and honors: a Nurse Traineeship from the University of Hawaii; a Public Health Traineeship from the University of Hawaii; Manager of the Year from Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center; Maternal-Child Nurse of the Year from the Hawaii Nurses’ Association; Nurse of the Year from the Hawaii Section of the Nurses’ Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Hawaii Edu-Center for Nurses; the Significant Contributions to Nursing Award from the Hawaii Section of the American Organization of Nurse Executives; and was recognized as one of “The Fabulous 50” nurses by UH Manoa Nursing in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the school. She is listed in the World Who’s Who in American Nursing and the World Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.


Education

MS, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MPH, University of Hawaii at Manoa
BS, Temple University
Certification in Perinatal Nursing, American Nurses’ Association
Certification in Healthcare Quality, National Association for Healthcare Quality

Clinical Practice

Quality & Patient Safety and Maternal-Newborn Care.

Teaching Focus

Quality & Patient Safety and Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation.

Recent Publications

For a list of select publications, visit Melodee J. Deutsch on PubMed.


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