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The Joint Commission appoints new director, engineering, to Standards Interpretation Group

Thursday September 5, 2019
The Joint Commission appoints new director, engineering, to Standards Interpretation Group

The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, to director of the Department of Engineering, Standards Interpretation Group. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission appoints new director to the Office of Quality and Patient Safety

Friday August 30, 2019
The Joint Commission appoints new director to the Office of Quality and Patient Safety

The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Raji Thomas, DNP, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, to director of the Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). Thomas will oversee OQPS, which reviews and responds to reports of patient safety events at accredited and certified health care organizations. Learn More
 

New Joint Commission standards address rising maternal mortality in the US

Thursday August 29, 2019
New Joint Commission standards address rising maternal mortality in the US

The United States ranks 65th among industrialized nations in terms of maternal mortality. To help improve this statistic and lessen instances of maternal death and/or morbidity, The Joint Commission has introduced two new standards, effective July 1, 2020, to address complications in the areas of maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension/preeclampsia. Learn More
 

2019 Eisenberg Award call for entry applications

Monday August 19, 2019
2019 Eisenberg Award call for entry applications

Are your innovative efforts in quality and safety improving patients’ lives? Then, it is time you are recognized! Applications for the 2019 Eisenberg Awards are being accepted from Aug. 19-Oct. 1 and are available on The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF) websites. Learn More
 

The Joint Commission issues new Sentinel Event Alert on managing risks of direct oral anticoagulants

Tuesday July 30, 2019
The Joint Commission issues new Sentinel Event Alert on managing risks of direct oral anticoagulants

In response to an increase in adverse events related to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), The Joint Commission has published a new Sentinel Event Alert on managing the risks of DOACs. The alert provides guidance on safe use and management of DOACs to all medical practitioners and health care organization leaders, particularly chief medical officers, pharmacists, emergency department clinicians, and quality and safety officers. Learn More
 
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The Joint Commission publishes full onsite survey dates and accreditation/certification decisions for the health care organizations we accredit and certify, along with accreditation and certification histories, on QualityCheck.org
 
If you request other information about a specific organization related to its Joint Commission accreditation or certification, please provide the organization’s full name and address for accurate identification along with the information you request. We will confirm information as quickly as possible, but please allow up to three business days for response. Alternately, we will provide explanation for any information that is not or cannot be made available. 
 
The Joint Commission is a private independent accreditor, and surveys health care organizations for compliance with its accreditation and certification standards. Surveys are unannounced and take place every two to three years, depending on the type of accreditation or certification an organization maintains.
 
The Joint Commission also actively monitors and reviews reports from the public of potential patient safety issues on an ongoing basis. We may conduct unannounced for-cause surveys if our Office of Quality and Patient Safety evaluates and determines that information in such a report is credible, describes unsafe conditions or incidents that have reached a patient, and warrants an onsite visit. Patient safety events at health care organizations should be reported at this link.  
 
During onsite surveys, Joint Commission surveyors identify deficiencies for improvement. Final accreditation or certification decisions are posted to Quality Check and are based on whether an organization successfully addresses those deficiencies within the required timeframe, normally 60 days.

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