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If you have been cited deficient on any standards or elements of performance, you will receive the findings in the SAFER matrix which provides one comprehensive visual representation of findings in which all RFIs are plotted according to the likelihood of harm to patients, staff, or visitors, in addition to how widespread the problem is based on the surveyors observations. You will be required to respond to all RFIs through submitting an Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC). The Joint Commission will evaluate your plan and follow-up on your progress.

Celebrating Success

Now that you’ve achieved certification, you can publicize it to your stakeholders and community. Use these tools to get started for tips/resources.