The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

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.