Jim Kendig MS, CHSP, CHEM

Field Director, Surveyor Management and Support, The Joint Commission

James Kendig is the Field Director for the Life Safety Code Surveyors at The Joint Commission. In this role, he oversees half (approximately 40) of the surveyors who specialize in surveying the Joint Commission’s life safety, environment of care, and emergency management standards. Mr. Kendig also served as a Joint Commission Life Safety Code Surveyor conducting U.S and international surveys. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Mr. Kendig was a Vice President and Safety Officer for a four-hospital system in Florida on the “Space Coast”. Mr. Kendig maintains certifications as a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, and Healthcare Environmental Manager. Mr. Kendig holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is currently a resident of Florida