Ann Smedley is a senior consultant with Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions. She brings over 38 years of nursing and leadership experience to her work with acute hospitals and behavioral health facilities. Ann leads the team of behavioral health specialists that provide regulatory compliance guidance through quality and performance improvement programs, including general and focused assessments with recommendations for regulatory reviews.
Ann has 20+ years in psychiatric nursing with clinical experience in geriatric, adult, adolescent, and child psychiatric nursing, as well as operational and leadership experience. This wealth of knowledge from her varied experiences helps her facilitate successful outcomes with accrediting agencies and ongoing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory compliance. Ann is also well versed in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), including implementing and overseeing safe and successful ECT programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Ann served in chief executive nursing positions. She was responsible for nursing services operations, including clinical and fiscal management, policy and procedure development, process design, and clinical education. She also managed patient safety and quality, performance improvement, and regulatory compliance in various leadership positions.
Ann received her Associate of Science in nursing from Rochester Community College and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is a Registered Nurse certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and she is certified as a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional (HACP) through the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. Ann is also an approved suicide prevention provider through the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.