The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements. The website contains several publications directed at hospital preparedness and response. It also contains public policy information on emergency department overcrowding, emergency preparedness, nurse staffing crisis, patient safety practices, and more.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations