Rick Curtis is Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ – the nation’s newest CMS approved accreditor for acute care hospitals.. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on accreditation standards and the certification survey process. Rick's clinical background is in critical care nursing with a focus in cardiovascular service lines. He has held both clinical and executive management level positions in Quality, Risk, Education, Infection Control, and Regulatory Compliance. Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick received his Nursing Degree from the University of Hawaii and has a Master of Science Degree in Health Services Administration. Rick is a resident of Round Rock, TX.