May 15, 2017 (Skokie, Illinois, USA): Dr. Patrick Palmieri, President, Asociación Peruana de Enfermería (Peruvian Nurses Association) and the Margaret Jean Watson Distinguished Professor, Universidad Privada Norbert Wiener, was elected to the Board of Directors for Acreditas Global, part of the prestigios Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Dr. Palmieri joins another newly elected director on the Acreditas Global Board of Directors, Dr. Mark De Francesco, the past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The six member Acreditas Global Board of Directors has four continuing directors, Beth Derby (Board Chair), Noreen DiPlacido, Dr. Arnaldo Valedon, and Dr. Girish Joshi.
Chairwoman Derby welcomed the new board members and indicated that with the addition of Drs. DeFrancesco and Palmieri, Acreditas Global is better positioned to increase its international accreditation activities with the mission of developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality, value and measurement of performance through a peer-based accreditation process.