Joint Commission Announces Appointment
The Joint Commission has announced the appointment of Jennifer F. Rhamy, MBA, MA, MT(ASCP), SBB, HP as executive director of the Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Rhamy, a veteran healthcare professional with experience in both hospitals and blood centers, has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of hospital-based and freestanding clinical laboratories. Most recently, she worked as a blood center consultant and served as vice president of laboratory services for the Indiana Blood Center in Indianapolis. She served on the Board of Directors of the AABB and has led multiple committees for America's Blood Centers and AABB. She was president of Indiana State Association of Blood Banks and the South Central Association of Blood Banks. Rhamy holds a certificate in Lean Six Sigma.
"Jennifer's vast experience in the field gives her a clear understanding of the challenges clinical laboratories face in delivering reliable, quality services," said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "Her knowledge will guide The Joint Commission's efforts to strengthen service to Laboratory Accreditation Program customers."
The Joint Commission's Laboratory Accreditation Program was launched in 1979. Today, the program accredits nearly 2,000 organizations offering laboratory services.