By A.J. Plunkett
The Board of Commissioners at The Joint Commission (TJC) has appointed Jonathan B. Perlin. MD, as the accrediting organization’s next president and CEO, effective March 1, 2022.
Perlin currently is the president and clinical operations and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, which is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
He replaces Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, who has led the commission for 14 years. Chassin has said he wants to pursue other opportunities in the quality improvement field.
According to the announcement, Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs before joining HCA Healthcare.
Perlin has served previously on numerous boards and commissions including The Joint Commission (2007-2010), the National Patient Safety Foundation, and in 2009 was appointed as the inaugural chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee.
He currently serves on the Board of Meharry Medical College, a historically black graduate institution (HBGI), the Columbia University Mailman School Health Policy and Management National Advisory Board, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Board of Visitors, and he is chair of the National Quality Forum.