Joint Commission International Appoints New Asia-Pacific Managing Director

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Joint Commission International (JCI) has appointed new leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Prabhu Vinayagam, M.B.B.S., assumes the role of managing director of JCI’s Asia-Pacific Office, located in Singapore, effective 3 July 2014. 

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"Dr. Vinayagam brings clinical experience as a physician and surgeon, strategic business acumen, and a wealth of knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region to his new role," says Paula Wilson, president and CEO, JCI and Joint Commission Resources. "Asia-Pacific is a key region for JCI as we strive to help our clients reduce risk and improve health care outcomes. We are delighted to have Dr. Vinayagam leading our Asia-Pacific initiatives, where he will be supported by a top-notch team of employees who are all passionate about health care improvement."

Vinayagam is responsible for regional and country-level strategy and business development for JCI’s advisory services, accreditation and education units in the Asia-Pacific region. He will focus on developing and strengthening strategic relations with international organizations, ministries of health, and leading academic medical centers and hospitals. Vinayagam will be attending Hospital Management Asia 2014, August 28-29, in Cebu City, Philippines, and will be available to meet with representatives of JCI accredited organizations during the conference.

Most recently, Vinayagam was director of Pharmacy Solutions and Clinical Strategy, Central and South Asia Pacific Region, at BD Medical. Previously, he was a surgeon and filled other key roles at Safdarjung Hospital, G.B. Pant Hospital and L.N.J.P.N Hospital, all in New Delhi. He is currently president of the Infusion Nurses Society-India, an organization he was instrumental in establishing to develop and disseminate infusion standards and guidelines in India.

Vinayagam received his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, India.

Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, advisory services, publications and education programs, JCI extends The Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by helping improve the quality of patient care. JCI assists international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others in more than 100 countries.

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