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Jan. 7, 2011 | Volume 22, No. 1

UPMC Quality Chief named to Joint Commission Resources Board

UPMC chief quality officer Tami Minnier has been appointed for a three-year term to the board of Joint Commission Resources (JCR), which sets quality and safety standards for hospitals and other health care organizations abroad.

“I’m honored to be selected for this prestigious and influential board,” says Ms. Minnier, a nurse by training. “I’ve dedicated my career to ensuring the highest-quality care for patients, and my JCR role will complement those efforts. Through this position, I will have insight and input into hospital quality and safety standards being set by the Joint Commission International, with an impact that is felt around the world.”

As chief quality officer at UPMC since 2008, Ms. Minnier has played a key role in successfully leading UPMC’s hospitals in Italy and Ireland through the Joint Commission International accreditation process. She also oversees quality improvement and safety initiatives throughout UPMC’s 20-hospital system, where she has worked for 20 years.

Ms. Minnier earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University and has served on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.


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