The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States, has named Lance Hoxie to the organization as executive vice president.

Hoxie comes to the organization with more than 43 years of experience as a healthcare executive. His experience has principally focused upon issues of quality patient care, competency assessment, fraud and abuse, and consulting on healthcare organizational operations.

Prior to joining the ABOMS, Hoxie served as CEO of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. He is a former chief staff executive for both the geriatric pharmacy board and the orthotics and prosthetics professional certification board. He has experience as the senior director for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ ambulatory and managed care accreditation programs.

Hoxie has worked closely with a number of national medical and specialty organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, and others. In addition to his wide-ranging background in healthcare, he has advised both federal and state agencies in the development of quality and performance standards for healthcare providers. His experience and expertise has landed him on national cable television as a spokesman on quality care and has allowed him to author several articles on quality assessment.