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Andrew C. Bland, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP

Medical Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation

January 18, 2018

Andrew BlandAndrew C. Bland, M.D., is a medical director in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission. In this role, he is responsible for leading annual strategic planning to engage national stakeholders, identifying key quality and safety improvement targets, and selecting strategies such as standards, survey methods, measures, and publications to address them. Dr. Bland promotes the scientific integrity of standards, survey methods, and performance measures by directing literature reviews, leading technical advisory panels, and developing rationale statements explaining the evidence for requirements in accreditation and certification programs. He also leads efforts to identify best practices and quality improvement tools for meeting new standards and performance measure requirements.

Most recently, Dr. Bland served as system chief quality officer at Hospital Sisters Health System, a multi-hospital system in Illinois and Wisconsin, where he was instrumental in quality improvement efforts. He is board-certified by the American Board of Medicine, in nephrology and internal medicine, and by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Bland received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, in Illinois, and completed his residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois. He received a master’s in business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and will complete a master’s in predictive analytics degree in March at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.