What is the Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Why is it important?
The Joint Commission helps to drive continuous improvement in health care. It inspires improvement in key Perinatal (the time immediately before and after birth) Health Initiatives including Early Elective Delivery (when a baby is delivered early for convenience or preference), Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding, and Antenatal (before birth) Steroid Administration (medicine given when a baby is at risk of being born too early).
What can you do as a patient?
Stay informed using reliable internet sites that provide information based on facts or evidence such as jointcommission.org to help you make choices about the hospital and doctor that best fits your health care needs.