Surfacide is proud to announce T.J. Krasun, Vice President, Sales & Customer Experience, has earned his certification as a Leapfrog Certified Coach. Leapfrog’s Certified Coach Training is geared toward healthcare consultants, solution providers, and innovation partners who offer services, products, and technology designed to improve patient safety and healthcare quality in the thousands of hospitals nationwide participating in Leapfrog’s annual voluntary Hospital Survey.

Participants must attend a half-day virtual training session and pass a certification exam before earning the designation of Leapfrog Certified Coach. The yearly certification for T.J. was awarded in May 2024 and expires in May 2025. Leapfrog Certified Coaches are educated in key aspects of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey including reporting periods, measure specifications and criteria, data collection and documentation, public reporting, and data use.

Additionally, Surfacide sponsored the Making Invisible Pathogens Visible: How To Prevent SSI’s Before They Occur webinar with Leapfrog earlier this year which highlighted a comprehensive, evidence-based solution that optimizes a facility’s Infection Prevention processes, leading to actionable improvements in reducing HAI’s and enhancing performance metrics for the facility.

“Surfacide and The Leapfrog Group share a profound commitment to patient safety, a principle reflected in my recent Leapfrog Certified Coach designation and our impactful webinar on optimizing infection control practices in the operating room,” said T.J. Krasun, Vice President, Sales & Customer Experience, Surfacide. “This certification not only reinforces our dedication to creating safer healthcare environments but also equips us to support our hospital partners in enhancing their infection prevention strategies. We are honored to align with Leapfrog in our mission to foster safer, healthier hospital settings nationwide.”

“Solution providers and other innovative partners often ask Leapfrog for support in answering questions from hospital clients about Leapfrog’s programs. This training is designed to close that gap and arm experts with the information they need to provide value to their clients in a new way,” said Missy Danforth, Senior Vice President of Health Care Ratings at The Leapfrog Group. “Congratulations are in order for all the participants who completed the program and are now Leapfrog Certified Coaches.”