Dr. Suet Wun Lim to chair JCR Board
(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – November 29, 2010) Joint Commission Resources today announced the appointment of Suet Wun Lim, M.D., as chair of its Board of Directors and LaMar S. McGinnis, M.D., F.A.C.S., as vice chair for 2011. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.
Dr. Lim has served as an outside international director on the JCR Board since 2004; he is currently vice chair on the JCR Executive Committee and previously served as a member-at-large on the JCR Executive Committee. Dr. Lim has served on the JCR Accreditation Committee since 2004 and the JCR Human Resources and Compensation Committee since 2009. He is CEO of Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.
“Dr. Lim’s years of experience with JCR and the international health care arena, his familiarity with JCI’s reach internationally as we continue our rapid growth, and his leadership experience will be important as we seek new ways to create a culture of safety that supports the continuum of health care,” says Paula Wilson, president and CEO, JCR.
Dr. McGinnis has served as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commissioner on The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners since 2005. He has served on the Joint Commission Executive Committee since 2009 and is currently chair of the Governance Committee. Dr. McGinnis has also served as a commissioner on the JCR Board of Directors since 2009, currently serving as secretary of the JCR Executive Committee; he served as vice chair of the JCR Executive Committee in 2009. He currently is chair of the JCR Accreditation Committee. He also is senior medical advisor and liaison at the American Cancer Society.
In addition to the appointment of the chair and vice chair, JCR announced the appointments of Nabil Kronfol, M.D., Dr.PH., and Tamra E. Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE, to the Board of Directors. Both will serve three-year terms through December 31, 2013. Dr. Kronfol is president and founder of the Lebanese HealthCare Management Association, a professional not-for-profit association that aims at the further development of the science of management in the health sector and of the health care delivery systems in Lebanon and the Middle East. He is also a professor of health administration at the University of Balamand, Lebanon and at the Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University. Dr. Kronfol earned a doctor of public health (health services administration) and master of public health from the Harvard University School of Public Health, as well as a doctor of medicine from the American University of Beruit. He has authored and edited numerous books and publications about health care in the Middle East.
Ms. Minnier is chief quality officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition, she serves as CEO for UPMC’s Sim Medical and as executive director of UPMC’s Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care. Ms. Minnier earned a master of science in the graduate program of nursing administration along with a bachelor of science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University and has served on the national faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Ms. Minnier is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a frequent presenter at health care quality and safety conferences and has authored articles for numerous health care and nursing publications.