The accreditation process touched every part of our organization and led to process improvement. That’s the number one reason to get accredited.
Accreditation provides a hard, critical look at your organization in order to make it better. The process led us to re-engineer various aspects of the practice, including credentialing, scope of practice, infection control and communication.
Joint Commission accreditation became a source of pride and achievement throughout our organization. It helped us achieve a multitude of goals, including some we didn’t know about. Now, we don’t know how we survived without these processes in place. It has become something essential in our practice that we can’t live without.
The Joint Commission’s accreditation process has provided a disciplined template for improving care. We have redoubled our infection control efforts; we have developed consistent standards of care and practices for all specialties; we have a standardized process for new services and equipment; and we have enhanced our orientation and training to assure consistent and competent care to patients.
Joint Commission accreditation puts us head and shoulders above other organizations. People understand that being accredited by The Joint Commission is a real accomplishment; it’s an achievement. Accreditation helps us stand out.
We started out using accreditation as a means of external validation, and it has become a blueprint for process improvement and critical self analysis. I’m excited about what accreditation has done for our organization.
Accreditation has had a definite positive effect; we think and behave differently. I highly recommend accreditation for everyone; first, because it benefits patients; secondly, because it benefits the practice.
Ambulatory Care Accreditation by The Joint Commission provides a disciplined framework for improving patient care and safety. My partners and staff rank accreditation by The Joint Commission as one of the most important and meaningful undertakings in the history of our practice.
Reinsurance companies understand the value and meaning of Joint Commission accreditation. They recognize that we have met certain standards for patient safety and quality, and rates for purchasing reinsurance are adjusted accordingly. We didn’t foresee this years ago, but going forward, accreditation will have a major beneficial impact on our finances.
I'm excited about what accreditation has done for our organization. It's had a definite positive effect; we think and behave differently. I highly recommend accreditation for everyone; first, because it benefits patients; secondly, because it benefits the practice.