|[December 03, 2012]
Rebecca Patchin, MD Named Chair of The Joint Commission Board
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Rebecca J. Patchin, MD has been named the Chair of The Board of
Commissioners of The Joint Commission effective January 1, 2013. Dr.
Patchin has served on the Board since 2007 as a corporate member
appointed by the American Medical Association. Dr. Patchin is an
anesthesiologist and pain management specialist in Loma Linda, CA (News - Alert). She
is also assistant professor of anesthesiology at Loma Linda University
School of Medicine, from which she received her medical degree in 1989,
and serves on the medical staff of Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Active in organized medicine, Dr. Patchin has been a member of the
American Medical Association Board of Trustees, 2003-2011, serving as
chair in 2009-2010. She has been a director of both the California
Medical Association and the California Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr.
Patchin has served as a director of NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
Scott Diener, CEO of NORCAL Mutual, said, "We are very pleased that Dr.
Patchin has been entrusted with this leadership role for The Joint
Commission. We have first-hand experience with her vision, leadership
and passion for quality health care. She firmly advocates for doctors
and their central role in healing patients."
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization. The
Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care
organizations and programs in the United States. Its mission is to
continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with
other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and
inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the
highest quality and value. The Board of Commissioners is The Joint
Commission's governing body, providing policy leadership and oversight.
The NORCAL Group of Companies
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, PMSLIC Insurance Company and Medicus
Insurance Company, members of the NORCAL Group of companies, are medical
professional liability insurers providing protection to more than 28,000
physicians, healthcare extenders, medical groups, hospitals, community
clinics and allied healthcare facilities in the nation. The companies
share a group rating of "A" (Excellent-Stable) by A.M. Best for their
financial strength and stability.
NORCAL Mutual is based in San Francisco, CA, and operates in California,
Alaska and Rhode Island. PMSLIC is based in Mechanicsburg, PA, and
operates in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Medicus is headquartered in
Austin, TX, and is licensed to sell medical professional liability
insurance in 37 states across the nation.
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