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Joint Commission

What is the Joint Commission?

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit accreditation organization that evaluates and recognizes healthcare facilities for patient safety and quality improvement. Across the U.S., they accredit over 22,000 healthcare facilities.  

The Joint Commission may certify: 

Why is the Joint Commission important to healthcare?

The Joint Commission is important to healthcare because it determines which healthcare organizations lead the industry in safe and effective medical care. By having accreditations for these organizations, the organizations get recognition for their achievements, and patients can make more informed decisions about where to seek care.