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Why Choose The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has been driving health care quality improvements in hospitals for nearly 70 years. Discover how The Joint Commission can help you achieve or surpass your business and quality objectives and most importantly provide safe care for your patients.


Learn about the types of hospitals The Joint Commission accredits and eligibility requirements that need to be met in order to go through the process.


Find answers to the most common questions about the hospital accreditation process here.


If your hospital is considering accreditation, you probably have questions about pricing. Find answers to pricing questions here.

Our Standards

Curious to see how your organization measures up to Joint Commission hospital standards? Learn more and request a free trial version of the standards.

Accreditation Options

Learn about different survey options available and about certification programs your organization can choose to help meet specific needs.

Apply for Accreditation

You’ve confirmed your eligibility, reviewed the hospital standards and assessed your readiness for an on-site survey. Now commit to a culture of quality and safety by applying for hospital accreditation.