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Mary Ellen Boisvert is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Maternity Clinical Coordinator in the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has more than 20 years of experience in inpatient obstetrics as a staff nurse, nurse manager and director with a focus on delivering high quality care to women and newborns.
She received a BSN from Curry College, MSN from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Certified Childbirth Educator. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and participates in a variety of quality improvement initiatives. Mary Ellen is an active member of AWHONN.
As the nurse manager, Mary Ellen played a pivotal role in leading Tobey Hospital to the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly designation in 2011, becoming the third Baby-Friendly hospital in Massachusetts. She is the co-chair of the Massachusetts Baby Friendly Collaborative and co-chair of the Massachusetts Mother Baby Summit.
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