Local Health Professional Earns Patient Safety Credential

February 7, 2019

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Pulaski CEO, Jim Edmondson as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).

            “Earning this credential attests to Jim’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates his expertise in this critical discipline and positions him among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

            Edmondson earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. He is the Chief Executive Officer at STRHS Pulaski.

            With the conferring of certification, Edmondson is privileged to use the CPPS credential.

            For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to info@cbpps.org.

About CBPPS

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to www.cbpps.org.