HCA's Dr. Jonathan Perlin named Joint Commission's next president

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based healthcare accreditor The Joint Commission has named Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, its next president and CEO. The appointment will be effective March 1, 2022, a Sept. 22 news release said.

Dr. Perlin is the current CMO and president of clinical operations at Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work with members of The Joint Commission community, including many government colleagues, and health services partners domestically and abroad in driving higher performance, more equitable and higher value healthcare," Dr. Perlin said.

"Dr. Perlin has a wide and impressive array of experience,"  American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack said in a news release shared with Becker's. "He has provided leadership for clinical services and performance improvement as a chief medical officer at a major health system, worked to implement and improve federal health care programs as a leader in the Department of Veterans Affairs, conducted meaningful health care studies as a researcher and driven national health care policy changes as a leader and member of numerous national boards, commissions and committees. He has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of every corner of the health care field from quality and patient safety to emerging technologies." 

The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S., the news release said.

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