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Pathway to JCI Accreditation for Hospitals

Your partner in accreditation success

Join the elite group of over 1,000 organizations that have achieved Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation and earned the Gold Seal of Approval® in quality and patient safety. Achieving JCI accreditation can have a profound impact on your performance, culture, image, and business operations.

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Joint Commission International Quality Approval

A proven pathway to accreditation

Here are 10 steps that hospitals and academic medical centers typically follow toward accreditation success.
Average duration 18-24 months.

Step 1 Start-up

Become familiar with JCI's accreditation standards and survey process

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 2 Plan

Conduct gap analysis and build action plan

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 3 Process

Update policies and procedures

Duration: 2 months
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Step 4 Focus

Target improvements where needed

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 5 Fix

Work with staff to overcome obstacles

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 6 Readiness

Assess your readiness at the midpoint

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 7 Training

Continue training for sustainable changes

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 8 Monitor and Adjust

Evaluate and refine processes

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 9 Mock

Use a mock survey to assess your readiness

Duration: 2-3 months
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Step 10 Final

Make final modifications

Duration: 6-7 months
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