Adriane Burgess
  • Adriane Burgess
  • Ph.D., RNC-OB, CCE

Adriane Burgess, Ph.D., RNC-OB, CCE, C-ONQS, CPHQ, C-LSSGB FAWHONN has been a registered nurse for over 25 years working in a variety of academic, leadership, and maternal child health clinical settings. She holds certifications in health care quality, education, and obstetrical care. Currently, she works as the Director of Perinatal and Neonatal Quality and Patient Safety at the Maryland Patient Safety Center and is Co-Founder of Perinatal Quality Consultants. 

Adriane is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on topics in maternal child health clinical quality and is invited to speak regularly on these topics at the local and national level. She has led numerous interdisciplinary team projects, several of which have won national awards for their innovative approach to improving outcomes for birthing people and their babies. This includes awards from Safe Healthcare for Every Woman, AWHONN, as well as from the Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Dr. Burgess received AWHONN’s Award for Excellence in Leadership and was inducted as a fellow in the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Currently, with the support of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, Adriane is leading the statewide implementation of Count the Kicks in Maryland. She is passionate about moving forward and supporting initiatives aimed at improving the health and outcomes of birthing people and their babies. Adriane feels strongly that through the standardized provision of education and resources on fetal movement monitoring using Count the Kicks, we can empower birthing people, promote shared decision-making, and eliminate preventable stillbirth.

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