The Joint Commission has a candidate to replace its president, Dennis OLeary, who will be retiring at the end of the year, and its board is scheduled to meet Friday in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., to discuss the selection committees recommendation. OLeary said he had met with the three leading candidates earlier, and that all of them are aware that the commission is facing increasing congressional scrutiny.
They are all very seasoned healthcare people who know exactly what the Joint Commission is and what it does, OLeary said. You would have had to have lived on Mars to not know these issues come with the territory. All good leaders relish management challenges like this.
This would include the man who earned the selection committees recommendation. I think he will take on the challenge with some real energy and he will manage very well, OLeary said.
With the use of the word he OLeary, either intentionally or inadvertently, let it be known that one of the rumored-to-be leading candidatesCarolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualitywas not the selection committees choice. That cats out of the bag, OLeary said. Its not Carolyn. -- by Andis Robeznieks