Kenneth Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, has been appointed to the position of senior associate director in the Standards Interpretation Group’s (SIG) department of engineering at The Joint Commission. Monroe succeeds George Mills, who previously held the position.
Previously, Monroe served as an associate project director in The Joint Commission’s department of standards and survey methods, where he was responsible for the maintenance, updates and improvements to life safety and environment of care standards, as well as assisting on emergency management standards, which included workplace safety issues.
Monroe has more than 25 years’ experience in health care, having formerly worked as a health care facilities professional. He has directed all sides of health care facilities, from planning and design to construction and operations. What’s more, Monroe implemented a facility master plan for a 305-bed hospital, and he has been a facility director at a 1.3-million-square-foot health care facility. In addition to these accolades, Monroe has been a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering faculty and taught project management at the graduate-school level.
Monroe earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, as well as a master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.