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Rebecca Patchin, M.D., Appointed Chair of the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Joint Commission (TJC) appointed ASA member Rebecca Patchin, M.D., chair of the Board of Commissioners for the 2013 term.  TJC is one of the leading accrediting bodies for health care organizations and programs in the United States. 

Dr. Patchin is a former nurse who is an anesthesiologist and a pain management specialist out of Riverside, California.  She is also an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a Director at the Norcal Mutual Insurance Company. 

Over the years, Dr. Patchin has served in a number of leadership roles in medical organizations including, but not limited to, serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Medical Association, a member of the board of both the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) and the California Medical Association (CMA), and chair of the AMA Council on Medical Education.

ASA President John M. Zerwas, M.D. offered congratulations:

"With her extensive qualifications and leadership as well as her background in anesthesiology, Rebecca Patchin, M.D.,  is a great choice to chair the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission and we look forward to working together to continue to advance safe, high quality medical care. On behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, I offer our congratulations to Dr. Patchin and wish her much success in her new role."

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