Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety boosts board


Dr Mark Williams, professor and vice chair in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, has joined the advisory board of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

The Joint Commission Journal is a monthly peer-reviewed journal that provides both empirical studies and practical instructions on how to understand and implement interventions to improve patient safety and quality.

Williams also serves as chief transformation and learning officer for the UK HealthCare and director of the Center for Health Services Research.

Williams established the first hospitalist program for a public hospital in 1998 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and built two of the largest academic hospitalist programs in the US at Emory (1998-2007) and Northwestern (2007-2013) Universities.

As chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UK HealthCare he has doubled the faculty of the unit since 2014 to 60 clinicians. A past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SMH) and the founding editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, he actively promotes the role of hospitalists as leaders in delivery of health care to hospitalized patients.

Dr Mark Williams, University of Kentucky, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, US