Phillip Boaz is a Senior Consultant with Chartis Clinical Quality Solutions. He brings his clients more than 30 years of consulting and healthcare experience in the areas of critical care and trauma nursing, infection prevention, risk management, and regulatory compliance. With a background as a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) surveyor in Texas, he leads full mock surveys to prepare clients for upcoming regulatory visits. He also assists clients in crafting realistic and sustainable plans of correction in response to survey findings.
Phillip leads the firm's team of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practitioners. He has helped numerous organizations address The Joint Commission (TJC), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and CMS survey findings. His solutions consistently achieve and sustain patient safety improvements and regulatory compliance.
Under Phillip’s guidance, the Chartis Clinical Quality team has developed and utilized a comprehensive tool for completing intensive surveys of sterile processing, high-level disinfection, and operating room regulatory requirements; hospitals of any size can utilize this tool to be more effective in their surveys.
Phillip has co-authored 11 papers in peer-reviewed publications, mostly in the field of trauma and critical care.
Prior to joining the firm, Phillip was System Director of Risk Management for a hospital system in East Texas, which included two hospitals, an ambulatory surgery center, and two off-site emergency departments. He was a CMS and state licensure surveyor for the Texas Department of State Health Services for nearly five years. There, he conducted over 130 comprehensive surveys and complaint investigations at regulated health facilities to determine compliance with state and federal regulations. Phillip was also the Infection Control Director for a full-service, 425-bed regional referral hospital for over six years and a Trauma Clinical Coordinator in a level 1, high-volume university teaching hospital for more than seven years.
Phillip is a Registered Nurse and received his Master of Science in nursing as an acute/critical care clinical nurse specialist from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Georgetown College. He is a member of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and holds a Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) from APIC’s Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).