BHI CEO Participates in Patient Safety Workshop Sponsored by the Joint Commission

Doreen Santora, RN, MHA

Doreen Santora, RN, MHA, chief executive officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI) and its subsidiaries, including BHI Therapeutic Sciences, recently participated the Joint Commission International (JCI) program titled Managing Patient Safety Events: A Root Cause Analysis Workshop.

The two-day, live virtual workshop provided participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to establish a standardized approach to managing patient safety events, including sentinel events.

“BHI Therapeutic Sciences is committed to providing the highest quality and safest care,” said Brian Mehling, MD, founder and chief medical officer of BHI. “I applaud our leadership and our team for always seeking new information and education in order to provide better clinical outcomes and experiences for our patients,” he said.
Doreen Santora has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience. A registered nurse with a Master of Science degree in health administration, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI) and all its subsidiaries. Most recently, Ms. Santora was recognized as a top nurse by the International Nurses Association and is featured in the publication Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She received this honor for her outstanding achievements, commitment to education, and demonstrated leadership in her field.

BHI specializes in bringing quality stem cell, regenerative, and related biologic technologies and therapies to emerging and established markets in a safe and ethical manner. She is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of BHI and places a strong emphasis on quality assurance and patient satisfaction.

Under her leadership, BHI has opened two successful stem cell therapy clinics in Jamaica and Slovakia. Ms. Santora focuses on providing outstanding medical care in a high quality, patient friendly environment. Prior to her position here, she served as senior vice president of operations at one of the busiest and most respected healthcare institutions in the United States, Hackensack University Medical Center. She was responsible for the growth and development of several nationally and internationally clinical programs that received numerous healthcare awards and distinctions.

The Joint Commission is the recognized global leader for healthcare accreditation. JCI is the author of rigorous international standards on quality and patient safety. These standards serve as the foundation of an evaluation process that helps healthcare organizations measure, assess, and continuously improve performance.