At the direction of the Board of Directors of AACI, it is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Ted Schmidt as a Vice President and Chief Executive Officer with the responsibility to manage accreditation and clinical excellence services in the United States of America. He will serve in this position at the pleasure of the Board for three years heretofore.

Ted Schmidt is a licensed Pharmacist and a Certified Enterprise Risk Manager (CERM).  Mr. Schmidt has been involved in the field of quality for over 30 years with extensive work in his chosen profession of healthcare in the last 20 years.  He has trained over 500  auditors for hospitals and well over 100 surveyors for CMS CoP compliance in US hospitals.

Ted has worked extensively in FDA , FAA and Dept. of Energy sectors to bring the practices of “high-reliability” into US healthcare.  Some clients include the FAA,  Eli Lilly, Intuitive Surgical and Pfizer.

We are honored to welcome Ted aboard, and we wish him great success in this new effort.

Congratulations from all of us at AACI!