The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations will conduct unannounced accreditation surveys beginning January 2006.
The purpose of these surveys will be to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, an accreditation should be awarded the organization.
Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. If you have any concerns about patient care or safety, please contact hospital management. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, you may contact the Joint Commission as listed below to request an interview at the time of the survey:
Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Or Fax your request to 630-792-5636
Or you may call the Joint Commission directly at 1-800-994-6610.
The Joint Commission will acknowledge such request in writing, or by telephone, and will inform the hospital of the request for any interview. The hospital will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time, and place of the meeting.