VCU Health Administration alum named head of The Joint Commission

Headshot of John Perlin

VCU Health Administration MSHA alum Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin has been named as the next president and CEO of The Joint Commission. He is currently president of clinical operations and chief medical officer of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He was a champion for early implementation of electronic health records, and led VA quality performance to international recognition. Perlin also is a commission member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan legislative branch providing Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program.

"I know that he will continue to transform The Joint Commission’s critical work to improve patient safety and quality of care in health care organizations across the country and around the world,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, current President and CEO of The Joint Commission.

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