Patrick Horine

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a nonprofit accreditation organization committed to offering exceptional service and a collaborative accreditation experience, has hired Patrick Horine to serve as vice president of Acute Care Services, a new role. Horine brings more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in healthcare management and has dedicated a significant portion of his career to overseeing accreditation program business strategies and operations.

Horine will assume responsibility for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved programs for Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), Office-based Surgery Centers (OBS), and Clinical Laboratory accreditation. His oversight responsibilities will also extend to certification programs for stroke, joint replacement, and wound care.

Most recently, Horine was President of DNV Healthcare – another CMS-approved accreditation organization responsible for the Region Americas Healthcare business that included a portfolio of standards-driven accreditation and certification services. Horine helped pioneer a uniquely designed accreditation program that integrated CMS and Quality Management System requirements, applying a survey approach that holds organizations accountable for ensuring patient safety. His prior positions include multiple leadership and quality management roles in hospitals.

Horine earned his master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville. He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, and supports causes in his community for children, education, health, and social services.