TJC Appoints New Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Accreditation


TJC Appoints New Executive Director of Ambulatory Care Accreditation

The Joint Commission promoted Pearl Darling to the position of executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, according to a release. Reporting to Brian Enochs, executive vice president, Business Development and Marketing, Darling will direct business development, strategic direction and overall product line management for Ambulatory Care Services.

Darling has worked for The Joint Commission for nearly 17 years. Previously, as associate director for Ambulatory Care, she focused on the development of system accreditation customers, work with government-supported organizations and partnership with key national and regional ambulatory surgery management firms. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years in the Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, working with both ambulatory care and hospital customers as lead account executive.

"Pearl has established valuable relationships with ambulatory surgery firms and large multi-state ambulatory care providers, while working in her previous roles in the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program,” said Enochs, in the release. “Her commitment to patient safety and quality of care has greatly contributed to the growth and retention of The Joint Commission’s ambulatory program. I am confident she will continue to advance our platform while in her new position.”

Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Darling served as project manager with a Chicago-based management consulting firm.

Darling holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from DePaul University, Chicago, and a master’s in business administration with distinction from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt as part of The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement corporate initiative.