Quality of Care and Safety
Utah Navajo Health System is Joint Commission Accredited
About the Joint Commission:
The Joint Commission (JC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization charged with establishing standards and accrediting health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.
To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. We are proud to be Joint Commission compliant and work hard to maintain our accreditation.
UNHS' last accreditation survey was in August, 2013. The next JC survey will be unannounced and take place between January 1 and April 2016.
The JC's standards address the organization's level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control. The standards focus not simply on what the organization has, but what it does.
The JC Environment of Care standards are pivotal for the ongoing operation and improvement efforts in making UNHS a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, staff and employees. All work must be conducted in such a manner as to ensure your safety and the safety of others around you, and to protect the environment.
For more information on Joint Commission standards, click the link below.
Joint Commission Accredited