The Joint Commission Statement
Franciscan Hospital for Children is accredited with The Joint Commission.
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Franciscan Hospital for Children has joined the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Healing Healthcare Partnership™, a campaign that brings together health care organizations and industry to improve patient safety and lower the cost of health care.
The Mission of the Joint Commission
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 organizations.
Who The Joint Commission Is
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world.
What The Joint Commission Does
Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 health care organizations. To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission health care professionals, at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization's performance in areas that affect your care. Accreditation may then be awarded based on how well the organizations met Joint Commission standards.
A list of Joint Commission accredited organizations and their survey results are posted in the Quality Check section of the Joint Commission website, http://www.jointcommission.org/. You can also call Joint Commission's Customer Service Department directly at 630-792-5800 for additional information.