Renée Byfield, MS, RN, FNP, C-EFM is a clinical leader, specializing in obstetric and newborn care. She has held nurse management positions at Temple University Hospital. She has been a clinical nurse educator in both academic and hospital programs. At Temple and Drexel University Nursing schools in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Byfield taught in the undergraduate and master programs. She has held obstetric educator roles at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center – NYP. At Cornell, she became Patient Safety Administrator for the obstetric service where she coordinated quality improvement and perinatal patient safety initiatives. She developed and launched interdisciplinary simulation drills and team training as an AHRQ TeamSTEPPS master trainer.
As a Senior Manager of Clinical Program Development at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) she authored and facilitated development of Perinatal Orientation Education Program (POEP) and Neonatal Orientation Education Program (NOEP) 3rd and 4th editions and the Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS) Program focused on postpartum hemorrhage management utilizing simulation-based training. She serves on the Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC), Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program Advisory Committee and Health Equity Subcommittee.
In 2018, Ms. Byfield was selected by the March of Dimes as a Georgia Nurse of the Year Finalist receiving an Excellence in Nursing certificate. She is passionate about the positive impact that mutual respect and team collaboration has on patients, their families, and the community we serve.