Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, has been appointed by The Joint Commission to director of the Department of Engineering, Standards Interpretation Group. McKenzie reports to Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Ana Pujols McKee, M.D.
In his new role, McKenzie will lead standards interpretation and customer support activities relative to the Life Safety and Environment of Care standards. His previous roles at The Joint Commission prepared him for his new responsibilities. McKenzie joined The Joint Commission in 2017 as a staff engineer and, in January 2019, he was promoted to senior engineer. McKenzie rose to acting director of the Department of Engineering in February.
McKenzie previously served in facilities management and biomedical engineering roles at several healthcare facilities in the Chicago, Illinois area. He has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, having held managerial and directorial roles in clinical engineering, plant operations and facilities services during his career.
McKenzie earned his Master of Business Administration from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. He is also a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional.
McKenzie is past president of the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.