Modern Healthcare Staff
Safety and Quality
Maria Castellucci covers safety and quality topics, physician wellness issues and value-based payment models. She’s a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has worked at Modern Healthcare since 2015. Castellucci was a finalist for the 2020 Jesse H. Neal Awards for her in-depth reporting of how much quality has progressed since the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is Human was published in 1999.
Shortages of personal protective equipment and inadequate access to testing persist, but the providers in the new hot spots are also dealing with the added complexity of a worn-out workforce and balancing COVID cases with the need to bring back non-emergent procedures.