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Mary O Brien pictured above is the new Milford Care Centre Chief Executive. Picture: Keith Wiseman INSIDE - Joe Murphy, chairman of the board of Milford Care Centre; chief executive Mary O’Brien and outgoing chief executive Pat Quinlan. Picture: Keith Wiseman. Mary O Brien pictured above is the new Milford Care Centre Chief Executive. Picture: Keith Wiseman INSIDE - Joe Murphy, chairman of the board of Milford Care Centre; chief executive Mary O’Brien and outgoing chief executive Pat Quinlan. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

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Mary O Brien, pictured above, is the new Milford Care Centre Chief Executive. 

Mary O Brien is the new Chief Executive of Milford Care Centre

Milford Care Centre has appointed a new Chief Executive. Mary O’Brien succeeds Pat Quinlan, who retired at the end of March after 32 years with the organisation.

Mary, a Limerick native, has held various senior managerial roles, including general manager at UL Hospitals Group. 

She has also served as interim chief director of nursing and midwifery at ULHG and, most recently, held the role of head of service, older persons at HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare.

She is an alumnus of the University of Limerick and the University of Liverpool. 

In 2019, Ms O’Brien achieved a First-Class Honours MSc in supply chain operations and was clinically trained as both a registered general nurse and a registered midwife.

Joe Murphy, chairman of the board of Milford Care Centre; chief executive Mary O’Brien and outgoing chief executive Pat Quinlan. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

Joe Murphy, chairman of the board of Milford Care Centre; chief executive Mary O’Brien and outgoing chief executive Pat Quinlan. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

Making the announcement, the chairman of the board of Milford Care Centre, Joe Murphy, said: “The board of Milford Care Centre together with the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary are very happy with the appointment of Ms O’Brien, who brings a wealth of experience as an executive manager, leader and innovator to her role as CEO. She has a proven track record, working in challenging and busy environments and a history of consistently achieving strong results with practical, cost-effective approaches to service development. She has forged partnerships beyond traditional healthcare boundaries and is a proven leader in accelerating healthcare transformation.”

“Having served on senior leadership teams at both Aintree University Hospital Trust, Liverpool, UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare, Ms O’Brien has been a key driver in the delivery of person-centred care, along with a major focus in sustaining a quality and safety culture,” stated Mr Murphy.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms O’Brien added: “I am delighted to have been selected to lead an organisation that is synonymous with palliative care and older person services in the Mid-West and look forward to charting new opportunities for further innovation in the delivery of the services provided by Milford Care Centre in my capacity as CEO.”

 

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