The Joint Commission (TJC) exists to ensure quality health care for all patients. The prestigious Gold Seal of Approval is granted to healthcare organizations that demonstrate continuous compliance with TJC’s rigorous standards.
What is the Joint Commission?
The mission of TJC is to continually improve health care for the public by evaluating organizations and inspiring safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Accrediting and certifying over 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, TJC believes that all people should experience the most safe, quality and best-value care regardless of who or where they are.
The Gold Seal of Approval
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval is the highest award an organization can receive. It is considered the gold standard in the healthcare industry. To receive the accreditation/certification, organizations must undergo a rigorous evaluation process. Specially trained health care professionals visit, in person or virtually.organizations to review and monitor how well the organization lives up to TJC’s quality standards. TJC reviewers evaluate the organization’s processes and commitments to quality care in areas such as patient safety, human resources, leadership, technology, education and rights. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing staff who provide safe and quality patient care. We are honored to say that Medix was the recipient of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in November, 2022 with no recommendations for improvement.
TJC strives to improve health care by setting quality standards for organizations within the healthcare industry. TJC then evaluates each organization’s performance by providing an interactive educational experience with innovative solutions and resources for continuous organizational improvement.
TJC accredits multiple types of healthcare organizations. Hospitals, nursing care, ambulatory care centers and behavioral health centers are among the most common organizations certified by TJC. Certifications are offered across the continuum of care to help advance quality with a consistent process. These certifications, recognizing the highest level of commitment to patient care, are in hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health, home care, nursing care centers and health care staffing organizations.
Why It Matters
When TJC’s Gold Seal of Approval is displayed, patients can feel confident that the healthcare organization that bears it is committed to patient safety and high quality care and has undergone the lengthy process of accreditation or certification. TJC encourages everyone to look for the Gold Seal of Approval whenever and wherever they receive health care.
For Healthcare Staffing Services, of which Medix is a part, TJC’s Gold Seal of Approval shows a firm’s commitment not only to patient care, but also to continuous compliance and TJC’s standards when it comes to connecting clients with healthcare talent. The Gold Seal of Approval is also a symbol of reliability in staffing. TJC evaluates areas such as human resources, information security practices, compliance and management. When a Healthcare Staffing Service receives a Gold Seal, clients can be assured that their staffing partner is reliable and committed to providing excellent, compliant healthcare talent who promote the policies and practices of the client.
The mission of TJC is to continually improve health care for the public by evaluating organizations and inspiring safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Gold Seal of Approval is the highest award an organization can receive and symbolizes that organization’s commitment to patient compliance, safety and standards. Organizations that bear TJC’s Gold Seal are fully certified and are the most reliable and quality healthcare providers and staffing partners.
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