Joint Commission appoints new chief medical officer

Accreditation Connection, December 29, 2010

The Joint Commission has announced Ana Pujols-McKee, MD, will take on the role of the accrediting organization’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, beginning Feb. 14, 2011.

“Ana has a well-deserved reputation as a dynamic leader who forms strong, effective partnerships that promote health care quality and patient safety. Her talents will serve The Joint Commission well as it continues to focus on helping health care organizations excel in providing the highest quality and safest care that Americans expect and deserve,” Joint Commission president Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH said in a prepared statement.

Dr. McKee will specifically work with and support the Patient Safety Advisory Group, and work on Sentinel Event Policy, National Patient Safety Goal, and Sentinel Event Alert development. The will also oversee the Standards Interpretation Group and Office of Quality Monitoring functions among other various roles.

For more on Dr. McKee’s appointment, visit here.

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