Joint Commission Accreditation

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Joint Commission Accreditation

Crusader Community Health (CCH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes Crusader’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Crusader underwent an unannounced on-site survey in September 2014. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated CCH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Crusader has received accreditation six times since 1999.

Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Nearly 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations maintain Joint Commission accreditation.

The Joint Commission’s ambulatory care standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of an ambulatory care organization. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

Safety and Quality Concerns

The Joint Commission can conduct an accreditation survey of Crusader Community Health at any time. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the organization’s compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The survey results are used to determine whether — and the conditions under which — accreditation should be awarded to Crusader Community Health.

Joint Commission standards deal with organization and safety quality-of-care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided.

As a patient, family member, community representative or employee of Crusader Community Health you have the right to notify The Joint Commission regarding any concern about the quality of care provided, safety of care provided, or safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters should notify The Joint Commission.

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 USA

Phone — toll-free 800.994.6610

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