Heather Hurley

is the Executive Director of Laboratory Accreditation at The Joint Commission. In this role, Hurley leads business strategies and activities, including the development and implementation of products and services for The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Blood-Management Certification and Integrated Care Certification.

Hurley also leads The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Professional Advisory Council and serves as liaison to associations, collaborative partners, and accrediting and regulatory bodies in the laboratory field. In addition, she provides technical oversight and assistance in support of the development of laboratory accreditation manuals, standards, education programs and other accreditation-related materials.