The American Hospital Association appointed two new executives to fill positions on the 29-member Joint Commission Board of Commissioners. Their three-year terms begin in January. They are:
The 29-member board meets four times a year and includes physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, a labor representative, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, a consumer advocate and educators. They are appointed by the AHA, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons and the American Dental Association.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 healthcare organizations in the U.S., including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care groups and more than 6,200 other organizations providing long term care, behavioral health, lab and ambulatory service care.