What Is Certification? | Joint Commission
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Thursday 7:55 CST, October 27, 2016

What Is Certification?


Certification is earned by programs or services that may be based within or associated with a health care organization. For example, a Joint Commission accredited medical center can have Joint Commission certified programs or services within neurological or orthopedics. These programs could be within the medical center or in the community.

  • Learn more about becoming certified and our certification programs.
  • Not sure which program to choose?  Start here.

What's the Word on Certification?

Palliative care is focused on maximizing quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. Over 1500 leading U.S. hospitals today have a palliative care team, and Joint Commission recognition of the importance of palliative care to overall quality of care represents a giant step forward for the field.
Diane E. Meier, M.D. - Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care and Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine