David M. Sine


David M. Sine, DrBE, CSP, ARM, CPHRM,

David Sine is the Chief Risk Officer for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Quality Safety and Value and has previously been the Senior Staff Engineer for the JCAHO, a Senior Consultant for the AHA, and Vice Chair of the board of Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. Mr. Sine is certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and as a Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager by ASHRM. A health care risk management consultant since 1980 he has conducted over 1300 JCAHO compliance assessment surveys.

David earned a bachelor’s degree in design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while studying at the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Health Policy and a Doctorate in Biomedical Ethics from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University.

He serves as a member of the Life Safety Code Subcommittee on Health Care Occupancies, the JCAHO Committee on Healthcare Safety, and acts as a risk management and clinical ethics advisor to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. David writes and speaks frequently on the intersection of ethics, safety, and risk management and his most recent book on using aviation safety techniques on a nursing unit, Soaring to Success, was released in 2011.

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