Schuyler Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Schuyler Hospital earned a renewed 3-year accreditation in 2019.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
Joint Commission standards address the hospital’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment.
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The Joint Commission of Allied Health Organizations (JCAHO) provides Quality Reports which are only available for organizations that are accredited or certified by The Joint Commission, and are based on:
The Joint Commission accreditation or certification decision and the effective dates of the decision.
Compliance with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (when applicable).
Performance on National Quality Improvement Goals (hospitals only). These goals allow hospitals to report on key quality of care indicators in up to six treatment areas: children’s asthma care, heart attack, heart failure, community-acquired pneumonia, pregnancy and related conditions, surgical care improvement project for infection prevention, and venous thromboembolism. This data is updated quarterly.
Special quality awards, including recognition such as Ernest A. Codman Award, Eisenberg Patient Safety Award, Franklin Award, and Magnet status (awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center), Medal of Honor for Organ Donation and others approved by the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.
Programs accredited and certified by the Joint Commission, and programs or services recognized by other organizations.
Beginning in April 2008, Quality Reports® for Joint Commission-certified disease-specific care programs and for certified health care staffing firms were made available on Quality Check, including:
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