Dr. Samost is an Executive Director for Perioperative Services at Mass General Brigham – Salem Hospital. She also holds a faculty appointment at MGH Institute of Health Professions as an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Throughout her career, she has held faculty appointments and progressive leadership positions. Her academic focus is centered on quality improvement and patient safety.

Her nursing practice focuses on the domains of quality improvement, patient safety, professional development, and aligning university partnerships. She is known for a collaborative, facilitative management style resulting in selecting and mentoring high-performing teams. She earned her BSN from Boston College, her MSN from Salem State University, and her DNP from Northeastern University.

Dr. Samost is certified in Executive Nursing Practice and her clinical background spans medical surgical, maternal child, behavioral health, and perioperative nursing practices. She is also a Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS and a certified Patient Safety Officer; she focuses on high-reliability processes through optimizing teamwork.

In addition to her clinical and educational contributions, Dr. Samost also services as a liaison for her local board of health. Her nursing practice and leadership has led to a healthier community through policy development and educational campaigns. She is a member of the American Organization for Nurse Leaders, Organization of Nurse Leaders Massachusetts/ Rhode Island and a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses.

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 1986
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Nursing Education and Leadership, Salem State University, Salem, MA 1997
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing Leadership, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 2011

Dr. Samost has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Samost's publications in her CV. 

Gender & Leadership.

Certificate of Need.

Mediating Roles: Working through other People.


In addition, Dr. Samost regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Funding Grant: Health Career Learning Partnerships at the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies & Cambridge Health Alliance. 

Nurse Leadership improving the culture of safety through unit-based nurse safety huddles at the annual Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors conference.

Nurse of the future and competency-based assessment at the Northeast Organization of Nurse Educators Annual Conference.

Restraint Reduction through enhanced sensory integration in the inpatient psychiatric setting at the Department of Mental Health Annual Conference.

When the power goes off, a technology emergency at the Massachusetts Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Conference.

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