The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) is a group that seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Click here to see our Joint Commission Compliance Tips.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies to improve performance across energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing.
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