Stephen Knoll has been with The Joint Commission since 2005 and is currently an Associate Director in the Standards Interpretation Group. He previously served as a full-time Hospital Surveyor and was a specialist in academic, community and small hospitals. He has extensive experience as a Team Leader, and served in both the nurse and administrator roles.
Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Mr. Knoll had a broad and varied clinical, educational and leadership career overseeing operations in surgery/anesthesia, and executive leadership with focused depth in hospital acute care, ambulatory, nursing, and perioperative programs. A large portion of his career was at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Earlier positions included that of Vice President at Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, TX, and Executive Director at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.
Mr. Knoll received a Masters degree from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS. Mr. Knoll is also a graduate of the Brent James M.D. Institute for Health Care Delivery Research Advanced Training Program (ATP), an in-depth course for health care professionals in implementing and investigating quality improvements, outcome measurements, and management of both clinical and non-clinical processes.
Mr. Knoll is a C.R.N.A. and is currently licensed in the State of Texas as a Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.).