Top 25 Minority Leaders
Executive VP and CMO,
As executive vice president and chief medical officer of the Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., which accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S., Pujols McKee, 62, develops and oversees policies and strategies to promote patient safety and healthcare quality improvement. She was named to the role at the not-for-profit organizationin 2011, after serving as CMO and associate executive director of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. Board certified in internal medicine, Pujols McKee also served as a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Universityof Pennsylvania Schoolof Medicine.