What is the Joint Commission Survey

July 11, 2022


The Joint Commission’s mission is to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations in their performance of providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Currently, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations.

The accreditation/certification is not mandatory, but it has many benefits for enhancing the safety & quality of care provided to patients & staff. Usually, Joint commission surveyors visit accredited healthcare organizations a minimum of once every 36 months to evaluate standards of compliance. These unannounced evaluations are what are referred to as a “Joint Commission Survey.” 

During the survey, a surveyor will randomly choose a patient to use as a roadmap to evaluate the standards of compliance in the organization. They will trace the patients records, interactions, and speak with the patient themselves to decipher how the organization will be scored. 

If you are interested in more information about how you can get your organization ready to pass this survey, or you want more customized feedback from an expert panel of compliance specialists call us at (210) 495-1950 or email us at info@vanguardresources.com today. We would be happy to assist you with improving your hospital’s patient care, cleanliness and operational efficiency with our integrated facility management services.