George Mills

Effective October 9, George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, will leave The Joint Commission (TJC) as director of engineering. Mills has been with TJC for 14 years and has served in his current role for the past six years.

TJC’s spokeswoman Elizabeth Eaken Zhani spoke out about Mills’ departure, telling 24×7 Magazine: “During his tenure, [Mills] has served as an advocate for healthcare organizations as they strive to improve the quality and safety of their physical environments.”

In a notice posted by AAMI, Mills stated that he will be leaving TJC for JLL, a professional services firm. “By joining JLL, I will be able to operationalize my teachings and demonstrate to healthcare organizations how to transform from a reactive approach to a proactive solution that benefits patients,” Mills told AAMI officials. “I believe together we can make a difference and show the industry that change is possible.”

John D. Maurer, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP, engineer, TCJ’s Department of Engineering, Division of Healthcare Improvement, will serve as interim acting director while a search for Mills replacement is conducted.