"Helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts–Patient safety and quality of care issues are at the forefront of Joint Commission standards and initiatives.
Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services– Achieving accreditation makes a strong statement to the community about an organization’s efforts to provide the highest quality services.
Improves risk management and risk reduction–Joint Commission standards focus on state-of-the-artperformance improvement strategies that help health care organizations continuously improve the safety and quality of care, which can reduce the risk of error or low quality care."
Source: "Benefits of Joint Commission accreditation," The Joint Commission, 2013.
For more information, visit The Joint Commission or call 630-792-5000.
Gracepoint encourages you to SPEAK UP about your care:
- Speak up if you have questions or concerns.
- Pay attention to the care you get.
- Educate yourself about your condition.
- Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate (advisor or supporter).
- Know what medicines you take and why you take them.
- Use a health care organization that has been carefully checked out.
- Participate in all decisions about your treatment.
As an accredited Joint Commission behavioral healthcare provider, Gracepoint encourages you and when appropriate, your trusted family members and friends to take an active role in your wellness and educate yourself on medications, therapy practices, and community services available. Gracepoint views your care as a partnership so you or your child can have the best possible treatment outcome possible.