The Joint Commission
Thursday 5:33 CST, March 30, 2017

Critical Access Hospitals

The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 50 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced a new program to accredit critical access hospitals. CAHs are hospitals identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as having met, or eligible to meet, the conditions for becoming a Critical Access Hospital.

For more information see Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation.

Critical Access Hospital Contact Directory

Jeff Conway, MPH
Director, CMS & Hospital/CAH Programs

Quality Check

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