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Spring brings a renewed sense of how urgent care organizations can set themselves apart. To help, the latest Musings blog lists a number of ideas and resources. http://ow.ly/vOA7f
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Congratulations to Joint Commission Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ana Pujols-McKee, on being named to Modern Healthcare’s 2014 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. http://ow.ly/vMiIo
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Need advice on what it takes to get your Inpatient Palliative Care program certified? Join us on April 30 for a palliative teleconference featuring three Joint Commission certified Palliative Care programs. http://ow.ly/vGuxp
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Ambulatory organizations, did you know the accreditation eligibility criteria has been revised for your program? Find out if your organization meets the new guidelines in the latest AmBuzz blog http://ow.ly/vzs7v
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According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., “Today and every day, more than 200 Americans with healthcare-associated infections will die during their hospital stay. The most advanced medical care won’t work if clinicians don’t prevent infections through basic things such as regular hand hygiene.” Help support HAI prevention with these buttons: http://ow.ly/vqDnf and http://ow.ly/vqDpa
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We’re proud to announce The Joint Commission enterprise has received “Authorized Provider” accreditation from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Read more about it here: http://ow.ly/vOAzp
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It’s time to Take 5 with The Joint Commission as Daniel Castillo, M.D., talks about the challenges of pain management in the emergency department. http://ow.ly/vM2bb Plus, here are some additional pain management resources: http://ow.ly/vM2er
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Attending CLMA's KnowledgeLab 2014 on May 4? Join Field Director Stacy Olea for a pre-conference session on Joint Commission tracer methodology. http://ow.ly/vDZDj
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Happy World Health Day! If you're traveling any time soon, make sure to check out the World Health Organization's "Small Bite, Big Threat" video: http://ow.ly/vwGU2
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We just missed LGBT Health Awareness Week, but it’s never too late to bring this important issue to the forefront. The Joint Commission has revised two publications related to the care of LGBT patients: “Roadmap for Hospitals” and “LGBT Field Guide.” http://ow.ly/voUy2
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An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
 
Our Mission: 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.
 
Vision Statement: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.