Margaret Mikula, MD

Margaret Mikula, MD

Chief Quality Officer

Margaret Mikula, MD, is Chief Quality Officer (CQO) for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group practices. She was previously the medical director of quality and safety for Penn State Children’s Hospital and had served as the interim Chief Quality Officer for seven months before being named to the position in February 2017.

She is a graduate of Wayne State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and later earned her medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mikula completed a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Penn State.

Margaret Mikula, MD, is Chief Quality Officer (Interim) for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group. She is pictured wearing a white coat, in front of a blue photo background.
Margaret Mikula, MD

As an assistant professor of pediatrics and a member of our faculty since 2004, Dr. Mikula has chaired the Children’s Hospital Safety Event Review Team, Quality and Safety Steering Council and was co-chair of the Children’s Hospital Mortality Review Committee. Dr. Mikula helped institute the daily operations safety brief in the Children’s Hospital. The daily briefing brings together physicians, administration, and staff from across the hospital each day to proactively discuss and correct equipment, facilities, staffing and other issues that could affect the quality of care. Since its success in the Children’s Hospital, the briefing is now an essential practice in the adult hospital.