This facility is Accredited by
The Joint Commission
What does that mean to you?
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What is accreditation?
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:
provides a safe environment for your care
educates you about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
protects your rights as a patient, including your right to confidentiality
evaluates your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
protects you against infection
plans for emergency situations.
How does an organization become accredited by The Joint Commission?
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. You can view our quality report HERE.
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.
What is The Joint Commission?
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 Commission’s 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.
The Joint Commission's mission
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.
How can I find out more about accreditation?