A look at The Joint Commission
The notable achievements of the recipients of the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards are highlighted.
The inaugural 2021 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity recognizes institutions that successfully launch projects to address health care disparities.
Outlines the new Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery, which is intended to improve the quality of care for spine surgery patients.
The Joint Commission’s response to provider concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination is summarized.
The challenges faced by health care professionals during the peak of COVID-19, including rapidly evolving guidelines and patient surges, are summarized.
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