The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including the University of Toledo Medical Center. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. Its accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates a hospital meets high performance standards. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.
The University of Toledo's Joint Commission Council oversees Joint Commission continuous survey readiness.