The President’s Fellowship for Healthcare Quality and Safety Launches

March 18, 2024
The Joint Commission has established a new program that focuses on the advancement of healthcare outcomes globally

On March 14, The Joint Commission announced via a press release that it has established The President’s Fellowship for Healthcare Quality and Safety. The program is for qualified healthcare professionals to collaborate with The Joint Commission to advance healthcare outcomes on a global level.

The press release states, “This high honor is reserved for a distinguished professional ascending in a career dedicated to advancing healthcare performance. Fellows will immediately contribute their specific expertise to positively impact The Joint Commission’s vision that all patients, in all settings, receive the best care.”

The new fellowship will report directly to Joint Commission enterprise President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD.

The press release adds, “We are pleased to announce the inaugural fellow, Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, professor of surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine and director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center at Stanford Medicine. She has distinguished contributions in quantitative assessment of surgical performance and outcomes, bringing a clinician’s perspective on using data to close the gap between processes and outcomes.”

Pugh will collaborate directly with The Joint Commission’s innovation organization and its affiliate, the National Quality Forum (NQF), according to the press release.

The Joint Commission has the press release.