News | Joint Commission
Follow us on Twitter Friend us on Facebook Vimeo linkedIn Share with your Friends Print this Page
 
Friday 4:19 CST, December 2, 2016

News

Press Room











shareslide1
CATEGORY: YEAR:
1 2 Next

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission and CDC Study to Identify Strategies for Improving Nursing Home Infection Measurement

Read More
 
The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is conducting a 12-month study of nursing home infection measurement supported through a research contract from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative.

Related News: Nursing Care Center, News Releases

12/01/2016

The Joint Commission Appoints New Chief Information and Security Officer

Read More
 
The Joint Commission is pleased to welcome Kin Y. Lee, MBA, MS, as its new chief information and security officer, effective immediately. Lee brings more than 20 years of extensive technology experience across a variety of industries, including the technology, manufacturing, human resources and financial sectors.

Related News: News Releases, Staff Biographies

11/28/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

The Joint Commission Launches Educational Campaign on C-Sections

Read More
 
The Joint Commission launched the new Speak Up™: The ABCs of C-Sections campaign to help educate expectant mothers, their partners and caregivers, on cesarean, or C-section, births—a surgery that is sometimes needed due to medical problems that may endanger the mother or baby, or both. The campaign includes an animated video and infographic available for free download and use.

Related News: Safety, Speak Up, News Releases

11/17/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Joint Commission Report Shows America’s Hospitals Continue to Improve Patient Care

Read More
 
America’s hospitals continue to make strides towards improving patient safety and quality for common conditions for which people enter the hospital, according to The Joint Commission’s 2016 Annual Report: “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.”

Related News: Annual Report, News Releases

11/07/2016

New Guide to Prevent Patient Falls and Falls With Injury in Hospitals

Read More
 
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the Health Research & Educational Trust have released a guide to help hospitals prevent patient falls. The complimentary guide, Preventing patient falls: A systematic approach from The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare,” describes the types of risks that lead to patient falls and falls with injury, the root causes for those risks, and the solutions designed to prevent them.

10/20/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Evidence and Rationale for Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard in New R3 Report

Read More
 
A new “R3 Report” released today by The Joint Commission addresses the correct use of antimicrobial medications to help combat resistance. It focuses on The Joint Commission’s new antimicrobial stewardship standard for accredited critical access hospitals, hospitals, and nursing care centers. The R3 Report provides a more in-depth rationale and evidence for the new standard that goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

Related News: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Nursing Care Center, News Releases, R3 Report (Newsletter), Antimicrobial Stewardship

10/19/2016

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites Awarded First Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announces Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites, LLC, North Canton, Ohio, is the first Ambulatory Surgical Center in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Related News: News Releases, Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

10/18/2016

Nursing Care Center

JAMDA Study: Joint Commission Nursing Home Accreditation Predicts Quality

Read More
 
Joint Commission accreditation is a significant predictor of nursing home quality, according to a new study published online September 2, 2016, in “JAMDA the official journal of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.”

Related News: Nursing Care Center, News Releases

10/11/2016

Hospitals

The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

Read More
 
The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

Related News: News Releases, Workplace Violence Prevention

10/04/2016

Home Care

The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

Read More
 
The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related News: Home Care, Patient Safety, Quality

09/29/2016

Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Read More
 
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced that Elsevier will be the new publisher of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS), effective January 1, 2017.

Related News: Patient Safety, News Releases

09/29/2016

Anne Marie Benedicto Appointed Vice President of Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Read More
 
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announces the appointment of Anne Marie Benedicto, MPP, MPH, as its new vice president, effective today.

09/26/2016

Nursing Care Center

The Joint Commission and Relias Learning Debut Online Learning Programs for Quality-Focused Nursing Homes

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and Relias Learning unveiled a set of eight online learning programs for quality-focused nursing homes. The programs provide a convenient way to help organizations learn the step-by-step details of Joint Commission requirements related to Nursing Care Center Accreditation, Post-Acute Care Certification and Memory Care Certification.

Related News: Nursing Care Center, News Releases

09/22/2016

Hospitals

2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Nominations Sought

Read More
 
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) invite nominations through Oct. 31 for the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related News: Eisenberg Award, News Releases

09/20/2016

Hospitals

Health Care Leaders Meet, Address Health Care Disparity

Read More
 
An inaugural Health Equity Forum was convened today by The Joint Commission and American Hospital Association. The forum brought together more than 50 key health care leaders from across the country to raise awareness, collaboratively develop a common set of aims and use quality improvement tools to address and reduce health and health care disparity.

Related News: News Releases, Health Equity

09/16/2016

Integrated Care

Empire and Joint Commission Align Quality Recognition Criteria for Coordinated Care

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announced today that Empire BlueCross BlueShield now recognizes The Joint Commission’s Integrated Care Certification (ICC) as a means to meet its Care Coordination measure for plans’ Quality-In-Sights®: Hospital Incentive Program (Q-HIP®) requirements.

Related News: News Releases, Integrated Care Certification

08/25/2016

Home Care, Palliative Care

The Joint Commission Awards First Community-Based Palliative Care Certification to MJHS

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today announced MJHS, a nonprofit health system in New York, as the first health care organization in the nation to receive its new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification.

Related News: News Releases, Community-Based Palliative Care

08/18/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Evidence and Rationale for New Eating Disorders Standards in New R3 Report

Read More
 
The Joint Commission released a new “R3 Report” today on the new eating disorders standards for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The standards were released in January 2016 for residential and outpatient eating disorders programs. The new report provides a more in-depth rationale and evidence for the standards beyond what is in the accreditation manual.

Related News: Eating Disorders, News Releases, R3 Report (Newsletter)

08/15/2016

Michael Kaba Named Joint Commission Chief Human Resources Officer

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announced today the appointment of Michael W. Kaba, MBA, MS, to the position of chief human resources officer for The Joint Commission enterprise. Kaba joined The Joint Commission on June 29.

Related News: News Releases, Human Resources

07/11/2016

Hospitals

Joint Commission and CMS Adopt 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

Read More
 
The Joint Commission will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety (LS) Code as of July 5, following the lead of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Related News: Hospital, News Releases, Life Safety Code

06/07/2016

Laboratory

The Joint Commission Receives Deeming Authority for California Clinical Laboratories

Read More
 
The Joint Commission today announced it has received deeming authority for California clinical laboratories from the California Department of Public Health’s Laboratory Field Services (LFS).

Related News: Laboratory Accreditation Program, News Releases

06/03/2016

Nursing Care Center

Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Accreditation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Read More
 
The Joint Commission is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related News: Nursing Care Center, Long Term Care Accreditation, Nursing Home, Accreditation

05/24/2016

Pioneers in Quality™ Program Announces 13 Advisory Panel Members

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announces the Pioneers in Quality Advisory Panel, a group of technical experts who will be providing insight and guidance in order to maximize support offered to accredited hospitals in this time of performance measurement transition.

Related News: News Releases, Top Performer, Pioneers in Quality

05/09/2016

Behavioral Health Care

The Joint Commission Implements New Behavioral Health Care Standards to Address Eating Disorders

Read More
 
The Joint Commission is implementing new behavioral health care standards, effective July 1, 2016, to better address the care, treatment or services of eating disorders programs. The new standards impact Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations providing outpatient or residential eating disorders programs.

Related News: Behavioral Health Care, Eating Disorders, News Releases

04/28/2016

Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Awarded First Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Read More
 
The Joint Commission announces Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Related News: Disease-Specific Care, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, News Releases

04/27/2016

1 2 Next