Nursing Professor Appointed to HRSA Bureau and The Joint Commission

David Kelly, adjunct professor for American Sentinel’s nursing programs, has been appointed as the principal advisor on the quality improvement program for the Health Center Program for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Office of Quality and Data (OQD). In this role, he will monitor and consult with project officers responsible for more than 1,000 health centers serving 17.1 million patients. 


“This assignment will bring me back to activities in support of primary healthcare. The experiences I gain in quality management will provide ASU students with access to an expert in quality assurance, quality improvement, and risk avoidance,” he said. “As healthcare reform moves forward, this assignment will have much influence on the health center program reaching thousands of Federally sponsored health centers.”


In addition, Professor Kelly has been nominated by HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, as her primary representative from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) for ambulatory services. PTACs were created to advise each accreditation program on proposed changes in standards.

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly!