Billy Kinch MHA, HACP-PE

Lead Facilities Specialist, CIHQ

William (Billy) Kinch is the Lead Facilities Specialist at Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. He has been with the company since 2014, and is responsible for conducting CMS accreditation surveys and inspecting healthcare compliance to the Care Environment (CE), including the Life Safety Code, and Emergency Preparedness (EP) standards. Billy recently helped to develop CIHQ’ Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional in the Physical Environment (HACP-PE) certification program.
Billy has worked in healthcare for over 20 years. Prior to joining CIHQ, he served as the Safety Officer and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator in a hospital where his duties included maintaining compliance to regulations related to the Physical Environment, Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness, OSHA, EPA, and other safety/security regulations.
Billy has a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor’s in Education. His combined education and experience allow him to demonstrate to his colleagues, hospital leadership, and Quality/Safety administrators that he understands the where, why, and how facilities meet or exceed CMS standards