What is accreditation?
Joint Commission accreditation can be earned by many types of health care organizations, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, office-based surgery centers, behavioral health treatment facilities, and providers of home care services. For questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critical Access Hospitals are hospitals identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as having met, or eligible to meet, the conditions for becoming a CAH, that is, the hospital:
- Maintains no more than 25 total beds, including both acute care and/or swing beds.
- Keeps patients hospitalized 96 hours or less.
- Has received authorization to become a Critical Access Hospital from the state office of rural health.