Regional Director, Patient Blood Management, AccumenBiography
Joseph Thomas is a registered nurse and currently serves as Regional Director of Patient Blood Management (PBM) for Accumen. He has clinical experience in both critical care nursing and patient blood management program development. In 2002 he developed a nationally recognized program built around safer, more evidence-based blood utilization and served as Director of Blood Management for the Cleveland Clinic Health System until joining Strategic Healthcare Group (SHG) in 2007. From 2007 to 2013 he served as Vice President, Program Services for SHG. Over the past 14 years he has worked with over 125 hospitals to improve blood management and patient outcomes. Over this time he has educated and mentored thousands of physicians and nurses on transfusion and blood management related topics. Mr. Thomas is also a nationally recognized speaker and a published author in the field of blood management and transfusion safety.