Structure for Operational Excellence

We drive quality care and patient safety improvements through evidence-based standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and performance measures which recognize developing challenging trends in health care. Our consistent survey process is executed by employed surveyors who conduct more than 50 surveys a year each. They are experts in the different hospital settings and bring their knowledge of best practices to the survey process. Using our Tracer Methodology during the survey process assesses not just the transfer of care during a patient’s visit but also the quality of care throughout their visit.

Reducing Risk Through Data

Our data driven approach informs your hospital about its most susceptible risk points and identifies negative trends that may develop over time. Your organization can focus on the right solutions while minimizing risk.

Reimbursement and Quality Recognitions

As the role of valued-based contracting increases, select states, insurers and payors trust Joint Commission hospital accreditation as a quality metric to allow payment approval, network participation and contract or licensure eligibility.

National Recognitions

The majority of hospitals recently recognized in the consumer press are accredited by The Joint Commission. Most of the hospitals recognized by US News’ Best Hospitals, Watson/Truven Health Analytics, and Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission. The majority of Baldridge National Quality Award recipients and Magnet status hospitals are as well. These distinctions are awarded in areas that are critical to consumers such as lower inpatient mortality, fewer complications, quicker discharge, more timely emergency care and other important categories. The basic framework of The Joint Commission’s standards and survey process help organizations deliver this quality care.

What Sets Us Apart

Accreditation by The Joint Commission is the gold standard. Other accrediting agencies may evaluate for compliance with CoPs, but they do not offer the in-depth survey process needed to assess the quality of patient care and outcomes. They also do not provide the breadth of tools and resources that The Joint Commission provides to help organizations excel beyond the survey.