The Joint Commission has appointed Gary Bachrach as the new executive director of business development for its Home Care Accreditation Program. Bachrach is a strategic business development executive with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, long-term care, and durable medical equipment.

As executive director, Bachrach will be responsible for driving product strategy and development for the Home Care Accreditation Program to meet the needs of current and prospective customers. He also will oversee integrated business development and marketing strategies for the accreditation program.

“Gary’s blended background of sales and customer-facing service operations is a strong fit for this leadership role,” says Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president, business development and marketing. “As more patients and their families turn to the home care setting for care and services, I look forward to Gary’s expertise in identifying new opportunities to grow our Home Care Accreditation Program for the more than 6,000 home care programs that we accredit.”

In addition to providing strategic business development consulting services to healthcare companies, Bachrach previously served as area vice president for Freedom Medical, a national medical equipment company with an emphasis on fall and wound prevention and healing; as chief operating officer for Daniels Health, a sharps containment system company that reduces needle sticks to healthcare workers; and on the leadership team for Global Service and Support at Integra LifeSciences, Inc., a medical device company that limits uncertainty for surgeons.