Redefine Quality in Critical Access Hospitals
For more than 40 years, we’ve helped hospitals and other health care organizations transform their practices by meeting and exceeding rigorous performance standards.
Learn the Basics
Learn more about the critical access hospital accreditation program such as eligibility, accreditation options, process and pricing. Then, assess your organization’s readiness to apply by reviewing our performance standards.
Prepare for Your Survey
You've submitted your application. Now, it's time to prepare for accreditation. Access tips, checklists and other resources to assist you before, during, and after your on-site survey.
Sustain Your Accreditation
Congratulations, you’re accredited! Next, learn how to promote this major accomplishment and implement processes to sustain accreditation.
Excel Beyond Accreditation
Accreditation is important, but it’s not the end goal. We provide high-reliability tools, solutions and services to help you continue your zero-harm journey beyond accreditation.
We are Here to Support You Every Step of the Way
Accreditation and certification are important accomplishments to achieve and we are here to help your organization throughout the entire process. Whether you’re new to the Joint Commission and just starting on your journey, or you are looking for guidance after your survey or review, you’ll have plenty of ongoing support.
If you’re pursuing accreditation for the first time, a member of our Business Development team will help you determine if your organization is eligible, explain the process, provide you with access to the accreditation standards and inform you about other helpful resources available to you. Once your application and deposit* has been submitted, an Account Executive will then become your primary, ongoing “go to” person to help you through the process before, during and after the survey.
*Some exceptions exist for currently accredited organizations pursuing select certifications.
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