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Joint Commission Certified Programs


Children’s Health℠ was the first pediatric hospital in the United States to have eight disease-specific management programs certified by The Joint Commission, including the following:

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

To achieve these certifications, Children’s Health underwent a rigorous on-site review, during which a Joint Commission expert evaluated us for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families. In achieving Joint Commission certification, we have demonstrated our commitment to providing the highest level of care for our patients with these conditions.

With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis. Achieving Joint Commission certification is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.