Joint Commission Seal of Approval
North Central Surgical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, North Central Surgical Center has earned
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s most recent on-site survey of North Central Surgical Center occurred in January 2014.
“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization- wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care,” says Darlene Christiansen, Executive Director, Hospital Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “The community should be proud that North Central Surgical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal — to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels.”
The Joint Commission performs unannounced surveys of the hospital for the purpose of evaluating and verifying the organization’s compliance with The Joint Commission’s nationally established standards.
The survey results are used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the organization.
The Joint Commission’s standards encompass organization quality, patient safety and care, and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid concerns about such matters that the hospital has not satisfactorily addressed is encouraged by the hospital to contact The Joint Commission. Information presented will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Such information should be addressed to:
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Fax to: 630-792-5636.
If you have questions about how to file your complaint, you may contact The Joint Commission at this toll free U.S. telephone number, 800-994-6610, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. For more information about The Joint Commission, please visit their website at The Joint Commission.