Navigation Links
Joint Commission President Emeritus Joins Truman Medical Centers' Board of Directors
Date:6/19/2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- President Emeritus of The Joint Commission, Dennis O'Leary, M.D., will join the Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Board of Directors at the June 2009 meeting.

Dr. O'Leary is a recipient of the Eisenberg Honorary Award for Individual Achievement for his outstanding work during his tenure as President of The Joint Commission.

"TMC is honored to have Dr. O'Leary join our Board of Directors," said TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford. "Our entire board looks forward to working with Dr. O'Leary to advance the progress of TMC as a premier teaching hospital and as a critical part of the downtown Kansas City healthcare safety net."

The Joint Commission is the leading healthcare accrediting body in the United States. Under his leadership, The Joint Commission successfully transformed its accreditation process to focus on actual organization performance in the provision of patient care. This transformation set the stage for the progressive introduction of care-related outcomes and process measures, as well as national patient safety goals, into the accreditation process. Dr. O'Leary has also overseen the introduction of cutting-edge standards relating to patient safety, pain management, use of patient restraints, and emergency preparedness.

"I am very honored to have been selected to serve on the TMC Board of Directors. Having grown up in this area, I have taken great pleasure in observing the progressive emergence of TMC as both a top-notch academic health center and as a full-fledged tertiary care safety-net hospital that truly serves its community," O'Leary said. "Because the values that these achievements represent are well-aligned with my own, I am very enthusiastic about the opportunity that service on the TMC Board presents for me."

Prior to joining The Joint Commission, O'Leary served as Dean for Clinical Affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Vice President of the George Washington University Health Plan, an academic HMO. During his 15-year tenure at George Washington, he achieved the faculty rank of Professor of Medicine and served as Medical Director of the University Hospital for more than a decade.

O'Leary earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York and his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. After two years of internal medicine training at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, he completed his residency and hematology fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology.

"The goal of the TMC Board Development Committee is to identify and recruit the very best to serve the hospital and the Kansas City Community. The people we are looking for must have the same drive to provide top quality care to everyone as our talented and dedicated TMC staff does," said Sarah Ingram-Eiser, chair of the TMC Board Development Committee and member of the TMC Board of Directors. "Dr. Dennis O'Leary exemplifies quality in healthcare and is truly the best of the best. We welcome Dr. O'Leary's knowledge, expertise and dedication to quality and are honored to have him on our board of directors and back in Kansas City again."

O'Leary and his wife, Dr. Margaret O'Leary an emergency medicine physician and author, now reside in Fairway, Kansas. They live in the boyhood home of Dr. O'Leary, which has recently been refurbished to include a library housing the more than 16,000 book collection that his parents amassed throughout their lifetime. Dr. O'Leary's father, Theodore O'Leary, was the Midwest correspondent for Sports Illustrated and served as a book reviewer for the Kansas City Star for more than 60 years. The O'Learys have two adult children, Margaret Guzzaldo, an International Relations masters degree graduate of DePaul University and Theodore O'Leary, a University of Kansas Law School student.

About The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

About TMC

Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit two acute-care hospital health system in Kansas City. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout Eastern Jackson County. Recently named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Health Sciences and specializes in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes, women's health, and trauma services. For more information, please call (816) 404-3785 or visit www.trumed.org.

    For More Information, contact:
    Shane Kovac, Media Relations Manager, (816) 404-3786


'/>"/>
SOURCE Truman Medical Centers
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
2. Joint NJ/NY Rally for Addiction Recovery to Be Hub of Events Nationwide
3. Joint Juice Launches New Ready-to-Drink Glucosamine & Vitamin-Enhanced Dietary Supplement Water Nationwide
4. SAIC Selected to Support the U.S. Military Theater Medical Information Program-Joint
5. The impact of physical activity on weight-bearing knee joint
6. Joint Center Says New Approach Required to Reduce Black Infant Mortality
7. Merlyn Medical Announces FDA Approval for FlexWarmer in a Joint Agreement with Elltec and Suzuken
8. The Joint Commission Enhances Quality Check Website
9. OCS and Press Ganey Partner to Create Joint Analysis of Outcomes and Satisfaction
10. More Damage Than Good? Shock Survey Reveals Sport can Actually be bad for Your Joints
11. Delaware Court Approves Bioenvision, Genzyme Joint Petition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Zachary Cattell, President of the ... healthcare industry expert at the 2017 Sector Summit hosted by Ivy Tech Community ... host Gerry Dick, will feature an employer and an association representative from five ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Moisture measurement is a necessary ... is paramount to success. Selecting an inappropriate measurement method can cause costly errors, ... the same equipment. Rare or expensive substances are wasted and production may even ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... "ProRandom is a set of camera ... to create dynamic looks in Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... up to two layers of text with video footage. ProRandom works by using a ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... January ... ... and Education Foundation (OREF), in partnership with the American Society of Anesthesiologists® ... Safety Foundation (APSF), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , ... January 23, 2017 , ... “The Inn at the Mill”: a story ... fears in her quest to become happy and content. , “The Inn at the ... has also lived in Germany and Vermont and is now living in Berks County on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... a long way from conventional syringes with vials ... free systems. These modern devices have become preferred ... demand for prefilled syringes has been rising strongly ... of healthcare facilities are now adopting this format ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... , January 23, 2017 ... Growth A majority of medicines ... formulating Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), and such processes require ... glycol. Production of pharmaceutical solvents continues to ... excluding Japan (APEJ) region as ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ / ... today filed a joint motion in the U.S. District ... seeking the entry of a ten-year Stipulated ... disputes between the FTC and Endo relating to the ... its Opana® ER and Lidoderm® products.  It also resolves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: