Martin J. Piepoli, MSW, LISW/CP, CHFM, HACP

Senior Consultant, Director, Facilities and Safety

Martin J. Piepoli is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates Healthcare Synergists. Marty provides support to organizations in the areas of Life Safety Code® compliance and the Environment of Care, performance improvement, patient safety and clinical care requirements. He has expertise in The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, DNV Healthcare survey process as well as other accrediting agencies. He has served as faculty and speaker for Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Restraint, Human Resources, and other regulatory compliance issues. He has been trained in The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, Home Care, Ambulatory, Nursing Care Center and Behavioral Health.

Mr. Piepoli continually keeps abreast of the latest requirements and interpretations related to the Life Safety Code®, Environment of Care and Emergency Management issues, attending national educational conferences provided by The Joint Commission, the National Fire Protection Agency and the American Society for Healthcare Engineers. Marty is author of the C&A Life Safety Document Review Organizer System, a resource for maintaining required testing and maintenance documentation for building fire safety and related features and has served as a contributing author of SOAR (Score Ongoing Accreditation Readiness) To Success for Hospitals, Ambulatory Services and Behavioral Health.

Prior to joining Courtemanche & Associates, Mr. Piepoli served as a Survey Coordinator for successful accreditation campaigns related to The Joint Commission (TJC), CMS, and state agencies. He has led and served on TJC preparation teams for acute care hospitals with tertiary, home care, behavioral and ambulatory services. In addition, he has also served as Director of Patient Advocacy, Director of Social Service, and Clinical Social Worker and in other leadership and advocacy roles for healthcare and the community. Mr. Piepoli most recently served as Director of Patient Advocacy and Social Work at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.

Mr. Piepoli received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University, Towson, Maryland and his Masters in Social Work and Community Planning from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He served as the President for the Carolinas Chapter Society for Consumer Healthcare Advocacy 2006-2007. He has also served as adjunct faculty and clinical field instructor for the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Piepoli is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He is a Certified Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) and has achieved the designation of Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional (HACP) awarded by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality.