Chief Quality Assurance Officer

Melissa DeBacker has worked at LVMC for more than 30 years. She became Director of Quality/Risk Management/Infection Prevention in April 2013.

She began as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1981. She has worked in Central Supply, Outpatient Surgery, OB, Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit and Medical-Surgical. She was a Quality Improvement RN from 2009 to 2013. She is a graduate of Cabrillo High School and earned her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing in 2015. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration and Leadership, with honors, from Western Governors University.


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