About the Team
Company founder and president, Steven R. Hirsch, MPA, FACHE, has been actively involved in healthcare management since 1976. Mr. Hirsch is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) and serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Hospital Association (UHA) and the Joint Committee on Accreditation of the California Hospital Association.
The team also consists of infection prevention and control, and performance improvement certified professionalsl masters-degreed nursing administrators and educators; Certified Medical Staff Coordinators; masters-prepared clinical laboratory consultants; a life safety code specialist; and experienced physician medical directors and surveyors.
- Betty Newsom, RN, BSN, MA, CNE*
- Linda Paternie, RN, BS, MHA*
Human Resources Management
- Stuart Karasik, Ph.D.*
Infection Prevention & Control
- Denise Bleak, MSN, PHN, CIC
- David Woodard, MSc, CLS, CPHQ, CIC
- Kari Wawro, RN, BS, CIC
Clinical Laboratory Management
- David Woodard, MSc, MT(AMT), CLS, CIC, CPHQ, FSHEA*
Medical Staff Services
- Margo Smith, RHIT, CPMSM, CPHQ, Manager*
Management of the Environment of Care/Life Safety
- Steven R. Hirsch, MPA, FACHE*
- Susan Reed, Pharm. D.
*Actively participates in Pre-Accreditation, Licensing, and Medicare Survey activities