The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 healthcare 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 healthcare. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art, professionally based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations against these benchmarks.
The Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.
Both Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center are accredited by the Joint Commission. Home Health and Hospice of Olathe Medical Center has earned Joint Commission Agency Accreditation.
Contacting the Joint Commission
Individuals who would like to learn more regarding the accreditation process, or have concerns about the quality of care or safety in the hospital, which has not been addressed by the hospital, can contact the Joint Commission at:
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181