DNV Healthcare Announces Top Management Change

By A.J. Plunkett

DNV Healthcare President Patrick Horine is leaving the company in May to take another opportunity.

Horine has been with the Houston-based accrediting organization (AO) since his former consulting company, TÜV Healthcare Specialists, was obtained by DNV in 2008, and has led the company for 10 years.

Kelly Proctor, CHFM, CHSP, CHOP, DNV Healthcare’s director of operations, will take Horine’s place as president as of May 15, according to a company announcement.

Proctor has been with DNV since 2010 and holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSME), as well as designations as a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional designation (CHSP), and Certified Healthcare Operations Professional (CHOP).

He is also a voting member on the Facilities Guideline Institute (FGI) Revisions Committee, has been part of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) EQ56 Committee and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Healthcare Interpretations Task Force, according to DNV.

In addition, he is a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001 and a Lead NIAHO auditor, as well as a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE).

Horine’s departure is the second major change for AO management in the last year. Last September, The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners announced that Dr. Jonathan Perlin would become the next president and CEO of The Joint Commission as of March 1, 2022. Perlin replaced the long time CEO, Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, who had led the commission for 14 years.

A.J. Plunkett is editor of Inside Accreditation & Quality, a Simplify Compliance publication.