The Joint Commission is the premier national and international accrediting
agency that certifies hospitals as being safe and meeting important patient
care standards. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than
15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and
around the world. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has led in the development
and implementation of standards that focus on improving the quality and
safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's
comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance
with these standards, as well as other accreditation requirements.
Most public and private hospitals in the U.S. are Joint Commission-accredited
since this is acknowledged as the gold standard for external validation
that patient care services are effectively managed and professionally
administered. To earn and maintain the Joint Commission's Gold Seal
of Approval, a medical facility like CVHP must undergo an on-site survey
by the Joint Commission's team of inspectors at least once every three years.
Accreditation by The Joint Commission signifies CVHP's sustained commitment
to providing safe, high-quality health services, and to submit to measurement
against the highest standards of clinical performance.