Virtual Forum Presentation
New JCAHO Emergency Management
K. Joanne McGlown, R.N, MHHA, Ph.D.
EIIP Virtual Forum Presentation
New JCAHO Emergency Management Standards for Health Care Facilities
Avagene Moore - Moderator
The EIIP Virtual Forum features an excellent discussion on "New JCAHO Emergency Management Standards for Health Care Facilities." The speaker, Dr. Joanne McGlown, is an Assistant Professor in the Master's of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Concentration in Emergency Management program at Jacksonville State University (AL) and a healthcare strategist and management consultant to hospitals and health systems. McGlown addressed new additions to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's (JCAHO's) standards and the importance they hold for the entire Emergency Management community.
Assuming Emergency Managers are familiar with the basics of JCAHO and the role of hospitals in emergencies and disasters, McGlown's presentation:
K. JOANNE McGLOWN, R.N, MHHA, Ph.D.
Dr. McGlown resides in central Alabama, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Master's of Public Administration (M.P.A.) - Concentration in Emergency Management program at Jacksonville State University and a healthcare strategist and management consultant to hospitals and health systems. Dr. McGlown entered the disaster and emergency field in 1971, obtaining her EMT, EMT-I, and Paramedic certifications by 1974. She is a Registered Nurse and holds degrees in Nursing (ASN), Emergency Medical Services Administration (AAS), Fire Science Administration (AAS), a BS in Sociology/Psychology, a Masters in Hospital and Health Administration (MHHA), and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Administration of Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
She has held numerous positions in emergency management (including Planning & Management Consultant with FEMA in the early 1980's), in Nursing (including Corporate VP of Patient Care Services for a large for-profit healthcare company and Director of Nursing for a private hospital), and healthcare administration (including hospital Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Vice-President of Acquisitions for a large healthcare company, and senior healthcare consultant for Ernst & Young). She actively participates in local disaster activities and is a member of the Volunteer Operations Staff of the Jefferson County (Birmingham area) EMA. She currently serves on the task force for chemical and hazardous materials disasters of the World Association of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, where she also serves as a member of the organization's Board of Directors for the 1998-2001 term. Dr. McGlown is a frequent speaker at regional, national and international meetings in her areas of expertise.
Dr. McGlown's research interests include the effect of specific disasters on the delivery of hospital and health services, executive decisionmaking in the evacuation of hospitals, and healthcare system aspects of preparedness for and response to chemical and biological agents and WMD - including decontamination processes in field and hospital settings. Her work has been published in both academic and trade journals.
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