The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs. It is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and is the most predominant accrediting body in health care. Organizations undergo a comprehensive evaluation process every 3 years to earn and maintain the Joint Commission's seal of approval. Laboratories are evaluated every 2 years.
The Joint Commission's free public quality report, known as Quality Check®, is available at http://www.qualitycheck.org. Users can view organization-specific performance results online or download the information for free. For each set of measures, the data includes hospital-specific composite scores and national and state comparative data.
Page originally created February 2015