Dr. James “Jim” Blair, Col Ret, Army AMEDD
James “Jim” Blair, Col Ret, Army AMEDD , DPA, MHA, FACHE, FABCHS, CAS, is president and CEO of the Center for HealthCare Emergency Readiness. This article was adapted from excerpts from Blair's book, Unready: To Err is Human: The Other Neglected Side of Hospital Safety and Security, which was published in June. He is also a career-retired army colonel with 28 years of active service. Among his private sector experiences, he served as VP of Hospital Corporation of America, Middle East Limited and as an independent consultant to Joint Commission International.