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The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Our vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.

We do this by setting quality standards, evaluating an organization’s performance, and providing an interactive educative experience that provides innovative solutions and resources to support continuous improvement.
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Inspiring Health Care Excellence

Our worldwide mission has a global impact as we assist health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Championing Quality and Patient Safety

We’re committed to advancing safety and quality as well as transforming health care by encouraging and supporting health care organizations to embrace quality improvement.

“At The Joint Commission, our vision is that all people always experience safe, effective, equitable, high value health care. We’re helping improve care for everyone through accreditation, certification, and leading practices. We aim to be an ally to every provider, equipping them with state-of-the-art quality standards and unparalleled resources aligned to their improvement journey.”

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D. – President and CEO – The Joint Commission

For more than 70 years, The Joint Commission has been a global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in health care. We believe that all people should always experience the safest, highest quality, and consistently excellent health care.
We know that everyone plays an important role when it comes to quality and safety. That’s why we offer expert resources and tools to all stakeholders we serve.
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Our Partners

The Joint Commission is committed to making improvements in health care by developing products and services that go beyond accreditation. Partnering with key health care colleagues, we are able to provide the highest national standards for safety and quality of care. 

Learn more about our partnerships

Through our Washington, D.C. office, The Joint Commission interfaces with the federal government and other stakeholders on key legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues to promote safe and high-quality health care.

The Joint Commission Enterprise

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The Joint Commission enterprise enables and empowers health care organizations around the world to build a foundation for quality and safety.