Joseph Wilkins Earns Patient Safety Credential

September 19, 2019

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Joseph Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer at Wythe County Community Hospital, as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). 

“Earning this credential attests to Mr. Wilkins professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates his expertise in this critical discipline and positions him among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

Wilkins earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. With the conferring of certification, Wilkins is privileged to use the CPPS credential. Wythe County Community Hospital also recognizes Rebecca McDonald, RN; Rebecca Snider, RN and Grant Barraclough, RN, CNO as representatives of this committed professional group.

“In order to continue to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier, it is critically important to remain up to date on the latest evidence based practices surrounding healthcare quality and patient safety. Our team’s achievement of the CPPS certification is further demonstration of our dedication to the health and well-being of the communities that we serve,” said Joe Wilkins, CEO.

For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to