Joint Commission Names Mills’s Successor


Posted January 16, 2018

Kenneth Monroe
Kenneth Monroe

Filling one of the most high-profile positions in the world of healthcare technology management, The Joint Commission (TJC) has named its successor to George Mills.

Kenneth Monroe was appointed senior associate director of the commission’s Standards Interpretation Group’s Department of Engineering in late December. Monroe replaces Mills, who held the position for nearly 13 years before leaving for a position with a professional services firm.

Starting at TJC in April 2016, Monroe previously served as an associate project director in TJC’s Department of Standards and Survey Methods, where he was responsible for maintenance, updates, and improvements to life safety and environment of care standards, as well as assisting with emergency management standards, which included workplace safety issues.

Monroe has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, having also worked as a healthcare facilities professional. During this time, he directed numerous projects, from planning and design to construction and operations. Monroe has implemented a facility master plan for a 305-bed hospital, and he has been a facility director at a 1.3-million-square-foot healthcare facility.

Monroe, who has taught project management at the graduate school level, earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.