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Our Mission 

To transform health care into a high-reliability industry by developing highly effective, durable solutions to health care’s most critical safety and quality problems in collaboration with health care organizations, by disseminating the solutions widely, and by facilitating their adoption.

Our History

Created in 2008, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to help health care organizations reach zero harm through high reliability science. The Center partners with health care organizations to help them build and strengthen their own systems and structures to support transformation to high reliability. This involves helping clinicians improve processes that result in better outcomes, training staff to lead improvement projects, mentoring leaders as they create vibrant improvement, safety cultures, and more.

Through working closely with health care organizations at every stage of the high reliability journey, the Center has made significant advances in quality and safety. We continue to help health care providers achieve better, more enduring results that lead the way to zero harm.

Our Leadership  

Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, HRM, FACHE
Secretary and General Counsel

Paige Rodgers
Chief Financial Officer

Kim Andersen
Assistant Secretary

Our Board of Directors 

Jane D. Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN
Retired Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President, HCA Healthcare (Center Board Chair)

Christopher A. Hart, MEng, JD
Founder, Hart Solutions LLC

Eric Langshur
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Abundant Venture Partners

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, M.S.H.A., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.M.I
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Joint Commission

Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, CPE
Professor, Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, University Park

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair Emeritus, University of Washington