All GNYHA Staff
Durward Rackleff, RN
Senior Director, Quality and Patient Safety
Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs

Durward Rackleff joined GNYHA in 2016. Mr. Rackleff’s primary responsibilities include oversight and leadership of the NYS Partnership for Patients, a statewide patient safety and quality improvement initiative under the national Partnership for Patients program. He also provides direct support and consultation to assist member hospital with their quality and patient safety priorities. Prior to GNYHA, Mr. Rackleff worked in patient safety and quality administration at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is a registered nurse with experience in community behavior health counseling. Mr. Rackleff holds an MSN in Healthcare Quality from George Washington University, a BSN from the University of Florida, and a BA in Humanities from the New College of California.