Brigham and Women's Hospital is currently undergoing its on-site hospital accreditation survey (January 28 through February 1, 2013) by the Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or JCAHO. The Joint Commission conducts unannounced hospital surveys eighteen to thirty nine months following each organization’s previous survey. The survey team will be at BWH for five days. Members of the public and our patients can meet with a Joint Commission surveyor to discuss care at Brigham and Women's Hospital by contacting our Clinical Compliance Department at 617-732-6442.
Who/What is the Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization established more than 50 years ago. A board consisting of physicians, nurses and consumers governs the Joint Commission.
What exactly does the Joint Commission do?
The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 healthcare organizations. To earn and maintain accreditation, organizations must periodically have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission health care professionals. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas that affect patient care. Accreditation is then awarded based on how well each organization meets the Joint Commission standards.
Learn more about the Joint Commission.
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