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|Doug Bonacum, MBA, BS, CPPS|
Doug Bonacum, MBA, CSP, CPPS, CPHRM, was Vice President, Quality, Safety, and Resource Management, for Kaiser Permanente until 2016. He had been with the organization since 1994.
Doug served on the Board of Directors for the National Patient Safety Foundation for a number of years, as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Executive Program, and as an advisor to ECRI’s Patient Safety Office Program.
In 2013, he was named one of “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Doug was previously Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for two large manufacturing facilities of Tyco/North American Printed Circuits. Prior to that, his experience included eight years active duty in the US Submarine Force where he was responsible for weapons and ship’s safety as well as nuclear power plant operations.
Doug was the recipient of the first Chairman’s Medal bestowed by the National Patient Safety Foundation (2006). He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).