Charles Roussel Selected as New Executive VP for College of American Pathologists

Major changes may soon be unfolding at the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based in Northfield, Illinois. On October 30, CAP announced that Charles Roussel would be its new Executive Vice President. In this role, Roussel is responsible for daily operations at CAP and he reports directly to CAP’s Board of Governors. But that’s just the starting point for this story. Roussel is an organizational change agent. He has actively consulted with corporations in such industries as...

CMS Approves Norwegian Company for Hospital Accreditation in the U.S.

When it comes to hospital accreditation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  recently disrupted the status quo in at least three ways. First, last month it approved Norway-based Det Norske Veritas (DNV)  as a hospital accreditation program in the United States. Significantly, this is the first new hospital accreditation organization in the U.S. in 40 years. Second, by taking this action, CMS is bringing the hospital industry closer to the use of ISO 9001 quality management...
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