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Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, December 6, 2022) – The Joint Commission is proud to announce that its President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2022. 

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential figures in the industry in terms of leadership and impact. 

“The past year had been one in which disrupters turned into major players and industry leaders raised their voices to effect change within their organizations and the broader community,” said Modern Healthcare Editor Mary Ellen Podmolik. “Our 2022 ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare recognizes these individuals who are transforming a major sector of the nation’s economy and are focused on improving care and payment models.”

Since joining The Joint Commission in March, Dr. Perlin has accelerated improvement in healthcare, particularly in the areas of healthcare equity, workforce and environmental sustainability. Under his leadership, The Joint Commission has made several major announcements, including requirements to reduce healthcare disparities, a review of all Joint Commission “above-and-beyond” standards to streamline requirements, joining the White House's pledge to decarbonize the healthcare sector and more. 

Dr. Perlin’s distinguished career has impacted the academic, governmental and private sectors. Previously, Dr. Perlin was president, Clinical Operations and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, Nashville. He also served as Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, he serves on numerous boards and maintains faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. 
Profiles of all the honorees are available online and appear in the Dec. 5 issue of MH magazine. 


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