Margaret Garrett
ASHRM President
Vice President of Risk Management
Ms. Meg Garrett , a Villanova University, College of Nursing graduate, was a Navy Nurse doing the Vietnam War. Recently retired, she had a thirty plus year career in the Risk Management/ Legal Department at the Johns Hopkins Health System. In her role as Vice President of Risk Management and Chief Legal Counsel, she was responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing all aspects of the Risk Management Program. She was responsible for integrating the Risk Management and Patient Safety at six major US hospitals and numerous international facilities. She continues to advise Senior Leaders in matters regarding Patient Safety, Ethics, Risk Management, Legal and Regulatory matters. She has a proven track record for preparing and coordinating Joint Commission and other regulatory surveys. Meg has been active with ASHRM since early 2000. She has been a member of numerous committees, the Board and currently serves as the 2021 President of American Society of Healthcare Risk Management(ASHRM) She has also been active in the Maryland -DC Society of Healthcare Risk Management and has served as President and Board member for many years. Meg currently is President of her own Risk Management Consulting Corporation. She is also adjunct faculty at Villanova University and Johns Hopkins University College of Nursing. She is a guest lecturer at University of Maryland Carey School of Law and has mentored over 200 law students in her career. She is a founding member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Meg is active on many Boards including Health Care for the Homeless and Elizabeth House which both sponsor programs for the underserved. She is a national and internationally recognized speaker on Patient Safety, Risk Management, Medical Staff and Nursing, and Health Care Law.