Maryanne T. Palmer, MSN
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Maryanne Palmer - Biography


Maryanne Palmer is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who—for the past 5 years—has served in diabetes-related facility and system roles within Intermountain Healthcare. Maryanne’s diabetes interests are rooted in both inpatient and outpatient nursing experiences, where she identified opportunities to improve outcomes and standardize care. In her CDCES role, Maryanne quickly found value in using data to measure performance, track outcomes, inform opportunities, and sustain quality in clinical practice. In her system role, she advised on data quality enhancements to a system glucometrics dashboard which is used to support system quality initiatives. Using this dashboard, Maryanne pioneered a successful data-driven time-critical insulin administration pilot which was subsequently escalated to system concern and adopted as a clinical best-practice initiative.


In recent years, Maryanne has collaborated with Intermountain system leaders to methodically appraise evidence and implement updates to diabetes-related clinical guidelines, nursing practices, and care processes; aiming to reduce variations in diabetes/glycemic care and promote adherence to best-practice standards. Maryanne recently returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration. Her MSN project implemented a system-wide evidence-based practice change which returned an estimated 8,400 hrs./month to frontline nurses; she and her colleagues will publish this work in 2021. Maryanne is grateful for the opportunities to share some of these successes at local conferences and within the diabetes expert community. In her diabetes leadership roles, Maryanne developed a passion for cultivating enthusiasm and engaging caregivers in improvement efforts. This interest directed her to a new role in Continuous Improvement, where she has enjoyed consulting with leaders and collaborating to achieve goals.