The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting organization. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations in the United States. It is widely regarded as the premier accrediting organization.
The mission of The Joint Commission is: To continuously improve healthcare 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 vision of The Joint Commission is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value healthcare across all settings.
Learn more about The Joint Commission’s accreditation process below.
PsyCare voluntarily schedules three-day intensive surveys conducted by The Joint Commission every three years. The surveys include close examination of PsyCare policies and procedures pertaining to both clinical and administrative processes. The surveyor closely examines randomly selected patient records to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission standards for safety and quality of care.
The surveyor visits each office to evaluate compliance with safety standards and to interview staff members and clients that voluntarily permit an interview with the surveyor. The Joint Commission also regularly updates its standards to reflect evolving national standards of care. An important aspect of The Joint Commission standards is demonstration of an integrated continuum of care.
This intensive review provides our patients and referral sources assurance of PsyCare’s commitment to the highest-quality care.
To report concerns about patient safety and quality of care to The Joint Commission, you can visit their website at www.jointcommission.org, contact them by telephone at 1-800-994-6610, or submit written correspondence to:
The Joint Commission One Renaissance Blvd. Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181