Scott Proctor, Ph.D., FCGA, CFE, CPA - Founding principal
Salt Lake City, UT
We compared several accrediting bodies and The Joint Commission was the clear favorite. Its reputation for excellence, the educational and professional nature of its surveyors, and its willingness to help us through the accreditation process made it the best choice for our organization.
Joint Commission standards have a meaningful, common-sense approach to the review of an organization – and they’re not prescriptive! The Joint Commission makes it clear what the goal of a requirement is, and then the organization can decide how to best achieve that goal.
Our surveyor offered ideas and encouraged communication, which enhanced the entire survey experience. Our objective during the survey switched from “let’s get this over with” to discussing planned improvements and getting feedback on our ideas.
In true economic cost, our survey was free. The value of the advice and feedback the surveyor gave us well exceeded the fees paid.