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Marjorie Youngblood Placek, American healthcare management consultant, nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Pennsylvania. Cecilia A. Evans scholar.


Placek, Marjorie Youngblood was born on October 26, 1944 in Cleveland. Daughter of Melvin Anthony and Magdalene Anna (Suppan) Youngblood.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1968. MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988. Minnesota, University Pittsburgh, 1974.

MNEd, University Pittsburgh, 1980.


Staff development institute, clinical specialist Fairfax (Virginia) Hospital, 1975-1976. Assistant director nursing, director staff development-patient education West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1976-1982, director quality assurance, 1982-1987. Vice president quality improvement Lancaster (Pennsylvania) General Hospital, 1989-1991.

Member faculty School Nursing and Healthcare Administration Program, Cleveland State University, since 2001. Consultant Wolf Advisory International, 1991. Consultant quality improvement management development Placek Associates, since 1992.

Speaker on quality improvement and quality assurance.


Member chair allocations panel Lancaster County, United Way, 1989-1996, restructuring task force, 1990, Bioethics Center, since 2001. Chair strategic planning committee Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, 1989-1996, board directors, planning committee, 1990-1996, president board literacy council, 1992. Member American Nurses Association, National Association of Female Executives, American Operating Room Nurses, Association Quality and Participation, American Society for Quality Control, American Hospital Association, American Management Association, American College Healthcare Executives, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Gamma Sigma.