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Help Prepare

Achieving accreditation can seem like a huge undertaking. To help you prepare, we offer a variety of hands-on critical access hospital accreditation support and technical resources:

  • An account executive to guide you through the accreditation process
  • A personalized extranet site dedicated to supporting your organization
  • Access to our Standards Interpretation Group (SIG)
  • Tips to help you prepare your staff for accreditation

Access to Our Standards Interpretation Group

Contact Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) for information about interpreting and applying specific critical access hospital standards. Review FAQs submitted by SIG staff or submit questions directly.

Joint Commission Connect

Joint Commission Connect® is a personalized extranet site dedicated to supporting your organization. You can use it to access helpful resources and critical updates to maintain accreditation expectations throughout your ongoing relationship with The Joint Commission.

Your Account Executive

Your assigned account executive is your primary contact at The Joint Commission and will help you:

  • Answer your questions about survey preparation
  • Ensure you have supplied all necessary documentation prior to your survey
  • Update changes to your demographic information
  • Connect you with other Joint Commission contacts when you need them