Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Jerod Loeb PhD
I Will Miss Him
A great man died today. Jerod Loeb worked for the JointCommission. He was the Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation. A researcher, scientist, PhD, he was brilliant at his work. But what made him most special was his humor, the way he explained things and way of speaking to me, a lay person at TJC, in terms and words I understood. He was always sure to make sure I knew what he was talking about. Funny and lively, Jerod was a brilliant, but very approachable and not in the least bit intimidating.
The last few years, even more powerful, he became a patient - openly fighting cancer. He was gutsy enough, time after time to tell his audience, usually of medical professionals, what it was like to now be on the receiving end of sometimes questionable care. Each time I saw him, he would have stories about his care. He recorded the past few years on a website so his friends, colleagues and loved ones could follow along.
I didn’t see Jerod often, but I always knew he was someone I can count on. He had a loyalty to the patients that the customers of the Joint Commission serve - because he was one of us.
Rest in peace Jerod.