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Nurse Consultant--Hospital

Kenneth Dale Brown, MSN, RN received a Baccalaureate and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Previous positions include Staff nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing at Baptist Medical Center, Montgomery, Alabama, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, Director of Critical Care Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Patient Care Coordinator, Girling Home Health Care Agency, Knoxville, Tennessee. From 1994 to 2003 Mr. Brown was employed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He has had the opportunity to participate in education programs for a number of state hospital associations as well as conducted private consultation with many healthcare organizations since 1997.

Physician Consultant--Hospital

Stephen Dorman, MD, a physician consultant for the past 10 years, received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, and did his internship and residency in anesthesia at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, California. He was a physician surveyor in the hospital program at the Joint Commission, a faculty member in the Department of Education at the The Joint Commission from 1994-2003. He has presented seminars to many national organizations and is considered to be an expert related to standards involving Moderate Sedation and Medical Staff issues. Dr. Dorman makes his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Administrator Consultant -Hospital

Mary Ann Dremstedt, RN, MS from Tampa, Florida received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in Business from University of South Florida. She has worked in acute medical and surgical care, psychiatric services, and long-term and managed care. MaryAnn was the Chief Nurse Executive at John Knox Medical Center, Northside Centers, and Sarasota Palms Hospital.

Mary Ann is a charter member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as well as previously an adjunct Professor of the University of Tampa and Humana Healthcare Institute. Her experience also includes being an expert witness for the Florida Board of Nursing. Mary Ann was cross-trained as an Administrator Surveyor as well as a surveyor for the Ambulatory and Network and Behavioral Health Programs at the The Joint Commission from 1994-2003 and has been consulting for the past 10 years.

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