Thursday, 29 January, 2015

CHAP Appoints Two and Announces New Leadership for its Board of Directors

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) announces the appointment of Patricia T. Driscoll, BSN, MSN, JD, and Maureen Spivack to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015, for three-year terms. 

Patricia Driscoll, both a nurse and an attorney, is the former president and CEO of Home Health Services of Texas, Inc., a community-based not-for-profit home health agency with offices in Dallas and Houston. She is a senior health care leader with proven success in creating and executing executive-level business development and operational strategies, developing and managing high-profile business and community relationships, and assessing and designing performance improvement strategies to support corporate mission and vision. Ms. Driscoll also serves as a professor at Texas Woman’s University at its School of Management, Health Service Management Program.

Ms. Spivack currently serves as the managing director, co-head – Healthcare Investment Banking at KPMG Corporate Finance, LLC, where she specializes in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raises for health care companies. She has executed transactions spanning the full spectrum of health care service companies, including both post-acute care and behavioral health services. Originally trained as a nurse, Ms. Spivack’s experience includes more than 20 years of executing strategic and financial transactions for publicly traded, privately held and not-for-profit health care companies.

“Patricia and Maureen bring unique and welcome perspectives to CHAP’s Board of Directors,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP president and CEO. “As an accreditor, CHAP ensures its customers are adhering to standards that promote high-quality and safe care. As a partner, CHAP helps its customers navigate the future in an ever-changing health care landscape of regulations and business practices. The appointment of Patricia and Maureen reinforces CHAP and its leadership’s commitment to both.” 

CHAP also announced the following transitions from its November Board meeting: Elizabeth Buff is now immediate past chair, Katheen Dodd has been appointed board chair, Peggy Pettit has been named chair elect and David Matyas has replaced Kevin McQueen as treasurer.

More information about CHAP’s newest Board members and leadership changes can be found on CHAP’s blog, The Standard

CHAP’s Board of Directors oversees CHAP policy and comprises volunteer industry leaders representing community-based health care providers and the organizations that serve them, consumers and the payer community.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care. For more information about CHAP, including a full listing of its Board of Directors, visit

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