Highlands Director Achieves Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) Accreditation

February 9, 2017

Highlands Director Achieves Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) Accreditation

Kevin Tussey, Director of Facilities Services has achieved his Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) certificate.  The CHEP certification is acquired through demonstration of skills and knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster management.  CHEP testing is administered through the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBCSM).

The program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such NFPA, ASTM, DHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as the Joint Commission and DNV.

 Healthcare organizations need professionals that understand how emergency management principles support the healthcare environment of care, the local community, and the nation. “We are excited to have Kevin as a part of our management team and look forward to utilizing his expertise in emergency management” said Chris Hoffman, Highlands Chief Operating officer.“  Highlands Health System strives to be a leader in the region for emergency preparedness. Working with local, state and federal agencies, Highlands takes pride in preparing to protect the communities it serves in the event of an emergency or disaster.”