Gayle Hurt, MPA, CPHQ, PMC

Assistant Vice President Patient Safety & Quality Operations
DC Hospital Association

Gayle Olano Hurt holds a master’s in public administration (MPA) along with maintaining certifications as a healthcare quality professional (CPHQ) and in product management (PMC). During over 25 years in healthcare quality and safety roles, she has worked with interdisciplinary teams in over 200 healthcare organizations across the country on improvement activities. Gayle is proud to work with the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) as the Assistant Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality Operations. Engaging hospital and community leaders, partners, association members, and teams to drive collaboration and value inspires her every day. Gayle has also had the pleasure of serving in several roles with professional association boards including as the President of Maryland Association of Healthcare Quality (MAHQ) and in several team leadership positions with the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) where she is currently a Healthcare Quality Certification Commission (HQCC) member and chairs the CPHQ Test Development Team.