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Benefits of Certification

The Joint Commission’s commitment to this certification ensures your program meets clinical performance standards for targeted metrics as well as other compliance standards. Disease-specific certification helps you:

  • Reduce unwanted variations in care and improve the patient experience
  • Improve efficiencies and outcomes at a potential lower cost
  • Align communication and collaboration among all disciplines
  • Position your service line to effectively face new challenges
  • Promote a culture of excellence to boost retention and recruitment of talent

Your certification experience is supported by experts who will help you before, during and after your review. Listen to a quick video by Joint Commission staff to learn the key takeaways in going through your first Joint Commission certification review.

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Available Certifications

Review our wide variety of available certifications.


Basic Programs

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Chest pain
  • Heart failure

Basic programs

Advanced Programs

  • Comprehensive Cardiac Center
  • Comprehensive Heart Attack Center
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Acute Heart Attack Ready
  • Primary Heart Attack Center
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Advanced programs

  • Advanced Inpatient Diabetes
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  • Brain tumor
  • Lung cancer
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Advanced Programs
  • Perinatal Care

Perinatal care certification

Advanced Programs

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Thrombectomy-capable Stroke Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

Advanced program

Basic Programs
  • Hip fracture
  • Joint replacement – hip
  • Joint replacement – knee
  • Joint replacement – shoulder
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery

Basic orthopedic programs

Advanced Programs

  • Spine Surgery
  • Total hip and total knee replacement

Advanced orthopedic programs

  • Amputee rehabilitation
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Hip fracture rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation

Basic Programs

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Integrated Care
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure

Advanced Programs

  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
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Advanced Programs

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
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