George Mills is the Director for the Department of Engineering at The Joint Commission. In this role, Mr. Mills provides standards interpretation and education to The Joint Commission’s Surveyors and accredited organizations, reviews equivalency requests, conducts surveys, and is a nationally recognized speaker. Previously, Mr. Mills served as Senior Engineer for the Standards Interpretation Group in the division of Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission. Mr. Mills has over 25 years of experience in the health care setting, and previous experience in the construction industry and structural steel fabrication. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, he served as a Director of Facilities; held national positions related to Codes and Standards, including serving as Director of Codes & Compliance for ASHE; and served as a consultant. Mr. Mills is a Fellow with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (FASHE), a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). He is also a past President of HESNI – a local ASHE chapter. Mr. Mills earned an MBA from California Coast University in Santa Ana, California.