Wednesday, August 20, 2014
What Is JCAHO?
If you work in healthcare you know what those letters mean. JCAHO....Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. It used to go by the letters..JCAH....Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. I guess with all the urgent care places and surgical centers and other outpatient facilities they needed to change the name. What it means doesn't describe what it does. It strikes fear in the hearts of all who want/need those letters behind their names of their facilities! You don't want to go to a hospital that hasn't been approved by this organization. It's really not mandatory for this inspection process, but it should give you peace of mind to know that your facility is a quality one. The standards are high and some....us....would say they are very
anal picky. I found out a few years ago that the headquarters for JCAH was located non other than my hometown. They are right down the street from Mom's house. I made a visit there and blogged about it a few years ago. I had to keep my hands in my pockets so I wouldn't show them how I feel they are "No. 1"..(if you get my drift)