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Process Steps

Curious what your path to hospital accreditation looks like? Here are some steps to guide you through the accreditation process.

Understand Your Survey

The accreditation survey process begins with an on-site survey that assesses compliance with Joint Commission standards. Surveys are conducted by specially trained professionals who have experience in the hospital setting. This experience helps them understand the day-to-day issues that confront providers and the surveyor and the survey team share their expertise on how organizations can resolve them.

On-site surveys involve:

  • Tracing the patient’s experience, which involves observing services provided by various caregivers within the organization, as well as hand-offs between them
  • On-site observations and interviews
  • Assessment of the physical facility
  • Review of documents provided by the organization

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Understand the Process

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Next Step

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