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Nursing Care Centers


50 Years of Accreditation

50 Years of Accreditation


The Nursing Care Center Program is celebrating 50 years of accreditation! Read our recent blog by program Executive Director, Gina Zimmermann regarding this year’s Golden Anniversary milestone. Read Blog.


In the News

Readmissions News


Joint Commission Accreditation for Nursing Homes was noted among the six criteria hospitals should consider when forming their post-acute network. Read the full article in the October issue of Readmissions News.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Effingham County Care Center


Congratulations to Joint Commission Accredited Effingham County Care Center, Springfield, GA on being a Gold Winner - Excellence in Quality for the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award. Pictured: Norma Morgan, CEO and Nursing Home Administrator, Mary Pizzino, CIO and Gina Zimmermann, Executive Director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.


Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

Thursday July 17, 2014



Check out this free online Learning Module and Index of Resources.  If you work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related health care setting take advantage of this unique opportunity to educate your team and improve care and safety.  View Infographic or Learn More


Eligibility Requirements for Certification

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


An organization must have an organized approach to the care, treatment and/or services provided to a specific patient population (i.e., post-acute, memory care). A distinct unit is not a requirement for either certification. View Overview Guide for more eligibility requirements | View FAQs



Proud Members of Advancing Excellence

Tuesday May 27, 2014


The Joint Commission is now a member of Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, an organization which guides nursing homes in improving their quality of care and quality of life for more than 1.5 million residents of America’s nursing homes. Visit the newly redesigned Advancing Excellence website for more information.


Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies. Learn More