Chris Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP
Chris Pratt is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates with more than 33 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions from the bedside to the Boardroom. In this role, he is responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He is trained in the survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination utilized by The Joint Commission, DNV, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations. He assists organizations with post-survey activities, education, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives and has experience in various health care settings including acute care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care settings.
He retired from the military in 2016 with over 29 years of distinguished service as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer. Clinically, he is a licensed Registered Nurse with extensive experience in critical care, medical-surgical services, ambulatory care, staff development, nursing administration and quality.
Mr. Pratt’s vast Navy experiences included oversight of healthcare operations for both inpatient and ambulatory care settings, shipboard/overseas/operational nursing services, and facility/corporate staff development programs. He served as the Director for Navy Medicine Nursing Education and Education/Training Management Community providing guidance to over 60 specialty group members. He spearheaded the proposal and acquisition of an enterprise-wide Learning Management System Portal to centralize and standardize the assignment, delivery, documentation, and reliable reporting for over 63,000 employees.
Mr. Pratt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Memphis in Tennessee where he was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for academic achievement. He holds numerous awards and recognitions of military service. Mr. Pratt is trained in the use of Lean tools, project management and is a TeamSTEPPS instructor. He holds a certification through the CMS Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP).