Joint Commission announces appointment of new laboratory clinical director

Feb. 9, 2015

The Joint Commission has announced the appointment of John D. Cochran, MD, FCAP, to the newly created position of clinical director of its Laboratory Services Accreditation program. In this role, Dr. Cochran will be a peer contact for laboratory directors and pathologists. Additional responsibilities will include representing The Joint Commission at annual meetings and conferences and identifying standards enhancements.

“Dr. Cochran has worked as a surveyor for The Joint Commission since 2011, and now we are pleased that he is taking on this new leadership position. His background as a laboratory pathologist and director will help strengthen the value of our services to laboratories,” says Charles Mowll, FACHE, CSSBB, executive vice president, Division of Business Development, Government and External Relations, The Joint Commission.

Dr. Cochran’s role includes leading The Joint Commission’s newly formed Pathology Advisory Committee. The committee addresses topics specific to anatomic pathology (AP) operations and develops and refines accreditation requirements so that AP concerns are as well-represented in the standards and survey process as clinical pathology.

Read more in the news release at The Joint Commission website