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If he can do it… so can you!

I wanted to take a minute to let you know that Matt Phillion, my fellow blogger and colleague has passed the Certified Specialist in Healthcare Accreditation exam! He is now an official CSHA and surely will continue to keep us up-to-date on all accreditation-related news. Congrats Matt!

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the exam, visit the Certified Specialist in Healthcare Accreditation Web site.

Have a great afternoon! 

Some people just don’t test well.

AHAP members, yours truly, senior managing editor of Briefings on The Joint Commission, is about to undertake a very frightening task: I’m taking the CSHA exam.

I like to think of myself as knowledgeable about Joint Commission standards and accreditation in general but having never been a survey coordinator I’m a little nervous. Also, my fellow AHAP bloggers will no doubt give me some serious grief if I don’t pass on the first try. Or second.

Fortunately, I can take comfort in knowing that if I fail, I should persevere. Because someone out there has failed her driver’s license exam 771 times, and she hasn’t given up. So I won’t either. Apparently the woman, who resides in South Korea, has spent approximately $3,000 (or more accurately, 4 million won) since April, 2005 attempting to pass her written exam.

Wish me luck!

Agenda for AHAP conference posted

Hello AHAP blog readers,

The Agenda for the 2009 AHAP annual conference has been posted (click here to see the full agenda). I thought you might like to know about a few highlights:

As listed below, we’ll be having an accreditation panel with speakers from the Joint Commission, HFAP, and DNV.

Additionally, both days of the conference will start out with a general session (after the keynote speaker on the first day). Day one’s session will be lead by Ken Rohde, a Senior Consultant for The Greeley Company. He’ll talk about the 2009 Joint Commission leadership standards and how your facility’s leaders can emphasize creating a culture of safety.

The second day’s general session will be lead by Kurt Patton, principal at Patton Healthcare Consulting. He’ll be discussing The Joint Commission’s scoring changes for 2009.

Hope to see you at the conference!

Congrats to our most recent CSHAs!

Congratulations to Emily Alvarez, Melinda Smith-Vaughn, Amy Boykin, Barbara Meacomes, and Cassie Seiler–our most recent Certified Specialists in Healthcare Accreditation!

The CSHA certification program is still new, and we’ve already had over 50 people take the exam. Congratulations to all who have passed!

Congrats to our first group of CSHAs!

Congratulations to Dorris Dotson, Jane Bondani, Kathryn Hughley, Bart Wilkinson, Jackie Geeson, and Scotty Carmon–our first group of Certified Specialists in Healthcare Accreditation (CSHA)!

The group all took the exam last month and passed, and a number of other people have since signed up to take the exam.

Click here for more information on the new certification and to download the brochure, application, and candidate handbook.