||Nicole comes to Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS, Inc.) after 18 years at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. She served in a variety of capacities in the areas of Risk Management, Safety, and Security. Nicole has extensive experience in preparation for Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations® (the Joint Commission®) Environment of Care® surveys and assisted in the development of Safety, Security, and Fire Safety Programs. Since joining SMS, Inc., Nicole has become the Editor for SMS, Inc.’s Newsletter that features articles and information concerning the Environment of Care®, Infection Control, and other areas of interest to the healthcare facility. She also assists in auditing SMS, Inc. client hospital’s Environment of Care® programs for compliance with the Joint Commission® standards, specializing in Safety, Security, Hazardous Material and the Monitoring processes. In addition, Nicole shares responsibility for providing the answers to the “Frequently Asked Questions” submitted by subscribers to the SMS Website “EC-Online” and an active member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).