Quality & Safety

Joint Commission Accreditation

OSF Home Care Services is accredited by The Joint Commission (JC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

JC accreditation means an organization demonstrates a commitment to the highest level of patient safety and patient care; has a nationally acknowledged benchmark of quality; stays current on best practices; and is able to attract, recruit and retain a high quality staff. This accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality.

The Joint Commission bases its certification on standards-based performance areas, including: environment of care, emergency management, infection prevention and control, medication management, leadership, information management, national patient safety goals and performance.

To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

For more information on The Joint Commission, please visit www.jointcommission.org