SageWest COO Dan Springer Earns Patient Safety Credential

December 20, 2018

SageWest Health Care Chief Operating Officer Dan Springer recently earned recognition as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) from The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS).

“Earning this credential attests to Dan’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Alan Daugherty, SageWest Health Care CEO. “This achievement demonstrates his expertise in this critical discipline and positions him among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

Springer earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Springer has served as the chief operating officer of SageWest Health Care since August 2017.

About SageWest

Part of LifePoint Health who is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, SageWest Health Care encompasses two hospitals, which are both fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Located in Fremont County, Wyo., SageWest Health Care provides state-of-the-art medical equipment, including 64-slice CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography, as well as specialty service lines including general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), pediatrics, and psychiatry. SageWest provides acute and sub-acute inpatient medical services, emergency room services, intensive care, surgical services, therapy services, imaging and laboratory diagnostic services, sleep lab studies, and infusion services. Visit


The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to