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Accreditation means that this outpatient facility has volunteered to undergo a
challenging, comprehensive evaluation. It has made a significant extra effort to
review and improve the key factors that can affect the quality and safety
of your care.
Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the Gold Standard in health care.
Hospitals have been evaluated by The Joint Commission for more than 50 years. This facility
is accredited just as the hospitals in your community are accredited.
Doctors and nurses from The Joint Commission personally visited this facility to
conduct a review and looked at how well the facility
The Joint Commission accreditation is voluntary. To prepare for its review, a facility
like this one made a commitment to improvement, and put teams
together to look carefully at what it could do better to ensure safety
and quality of care. Next, The Joint Commission surveyors were invited to the
facility for an intense on-site review. Then this facility received a report
identifying its strengths, and outlining what it could improve.
Only a small percentage of outpatient settings have gone through this kind of
evaluation. Congratulations on choosing an accredited facility.
Whenever and wherever you receive health care, look for the
The Joint Commission gold seal of approval.
The fact that this facility has gone through this evaluation shows an
extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high quality care and a willingness
to be measured against the highest standards of performance.
The Joint Commission is a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of safety and quality
of care in all health care settings. Since 1951, The Joint Commission accreditation has
been recognized within health care as a symbol of quality.
The Joint Commissionís governing board includes doctors, nurses, medical directors and
consumers. The Joint Commission sets the standards that measure health care quality in
America and around the world. On a continuing basis, groups of doctors,
nurses, and representatives of national health care organizations meet to
review the standards for care, and make recommendations for additions
and improvements to the requirements.
To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public
through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that
support performance improvement in health care.
For more information on accreditation of health care organizations, visit
www.JointCommission.org. To find other accredited health care organizations,
look for Quality Check TM.