In the field of health care management, Dr. Silvera’s work centers on the ability of hospital executive decision-makers to positively influence care quality, patient experience, and patient safety. His research has been published in publication outlets such as Health Care Management Review (HCMR), Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC), Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), and Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) and has been awarded by PXJ as well as AcademyHealth and Southern Management Association conferences.

Research Interests:

  • Hospital Strategic Management
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Information Technology

Research Data Management, Academic Publishing, and Public Speaking

Featured Publications

Haun, C.N.* & Silvera, G.A. (2022) A Bird in Hand: An Examination of the Influence of Nurse Staffing Availability on Hospital Quality of Care, INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 59, DOI:10.1177/00469580221100166

Silvera, G.A., Wolf, J.A., Stanowski, A.S, & Studer, Q. (2021). The influence of COVID-19 visitation restrictions on patient experience and safety outcomes: A critical role for subjective advocates, Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 8(1). 30-39. DOI: 10.35680/2372-0247.1596

2021 PXJ Article of the Year Award (Link)

Silvera, G.A. & Clark, J.R. (2021). Women at the Helm: Chief Executive Officer Gender and Patient Experience in the Hospital Industry. Health Care Management Review (HCMR). 46 (3), 206-216. DOI: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000252

Silvera, G.A., Hamadi, H.Y., & Tafili, A.T.* (2021). Hands and Gloves: The Relationship between CEOs and Organizational Context in U.S. Hospitals, International Journal of Healthcare Management (IJHM) DOI:10.1080/20479700.2020.1870351

Ford, E.W., Silvera, G.A., Kazley, A.S., Diana, M.L., & Huerta, T.R. (2016). Assessing the Relationship between Patient Safety Culture & EHR Strategy. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 29(6), 614-627. DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-10-2015-0125


Academy of Management Conference, 2022
Dreaming About Health Care, Reject the is
Seattle, WA

Academy of Management Conference, 2022
DEI Institutionalization in Health Care Organizations: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Seattle, WA

Get in touch

Dr. Silvera is always willing to collaborate, and if you want to chat about a health care research design, publication, consultancy, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.


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