Dr. Thomas Kozlowski

Dr. Thomas Kozlowski joined Joint Commission Resources in 2001 and consulted for almost twenty years with many U.S.-based and international health care organizations for accreditation readiness and standards compliance.  Dr. Kozlowski's consulting expertise includes hospital, ambulatory care, behavioral health care, and long-term care settings focusing on operational risk assessment(s); patient safety assessment(s); review of environment of care issues; executive leadership and governing body retreat for strategic planning; performance improvement training for quality measures; implementation strategies for rapid response teams; electronic health record assessment; and incorporating tracer methodology and the periodic performance review as management tools.

Past Experience with Healthcare Organizations

• Associate Director of Operations for the Accreditation Division, The Joint Commission

• Associate Director for the Department of Standards, The Joint Commission

• Principal Consultant for Asia Pacific, Americas & Middle East, Joint Commission International

• Administrator in freestanding hospitals, inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency programs, residential programs, and foster care organizations

• Chief Executive Officer for ambulatory health care statewide system

• Interim Director of Accreditation/Regulation and Quality for an academic teaching acute care hospital and multi-site ambulatory system

• Corporate Director of Quality Improvement and Research for a multi-state health maintenance organization

• Faculty Appointments, National-Louis University and Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL, USA

Educational Background

• Doctorate of Philosophy in Healthcare Administration, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA

• Master of Social Work in Administration Policy/Organization, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA

• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors, St. Mary's University, Winona, MN, USA