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Standards Information for Hospitals


The hospital program standards are NOT available on this website.  The standards are available in print and electronic E-dition formats and can be purchased from Joint Commission Resources.  Standards are posted here in prepublication and field reviews for comment.

Hospital Program


“The new Patient Safety Systems Chapter clearly makes the point that safety is a property that is rooted in the systems and processes that an organization employs. The chapter provides organizations information that they can use to develop a comprehensive approach to create a successful patient safety- oriented organization.” Read More

James Bagian, MD, PE
Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
University of Michigan

“Committed leadership and a strong safety culture are critical components to creating a safe healthcare system that is constantly learning and improving. The Joint Commission’s new Patient Safety Systems Chapter appropriately focuses on these key areas, as well strategies for effective identification and analysis of safety data, proactive risk assessment, the psychological safety of the workforce, and patient engagement. Read More

Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
National Patient Safety Foundation

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