The Joint Commission
What is The Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of safety and quality of care in all health care settings. Since 1951, The Joint Commission accreditation has been recognized within health care as a symbol of quality.
The Joint Commisson's governing board includes doctors, nurses, medical directors and consumers. The joint Commission sets the standards that measure health care quality in America and around the world. On a continuing basis, groups of doctors, nurses, and representatives of national health care organizations meet to review the standards for care, and make recommendations for additions and improvements to the requirements.
The Joint Commission's Mission
To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care.
What is accreditation?Accreditation means that Sheldon Medical Supply has volunteered to undergo a challenging, comprehensive evaluation. It has made a significant extra effort to review and improve the key factors that can affect the quality and safety of your care.
Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the Gold Standard in health care. Hospitals have been evaluated by The Joint Commission for more than 50 years. Sheldon Medical Supply is accredited just as the hospitals in your community are accredited.
Surveyors from The Joint Commision personally visited this facility to conduct a review and looked at how well the facility
- provides a safe environment for your care
- educates you about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
- protects your rights as a patient, including your right to confidentiality
- evaluates your condition, before, during and after diagnosis andtreatment
- protects you against infection
- plans for emergency situations
How does an organization become accredited?
The Joint Commission accreditation is mandatory.
Sheldon Medical Supply made a commitment to improvement, and put teams together to look carefully at what it could do better to ensure the safety and quality of care. Next, The Joint Commission surveyors were invited to the facility for an intense on-site review. Then Sheldon Medical Supply received a report identifying its strengths, and outlining what it could improve.