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Mission and History

Four integrated, results-oriented organizations—addressing all dimensions of accreditation, health care quality, and safety—are at your service.

Our Mission

The mission of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is to continuously improve the safety and quality of health care in the United States and in the international community through the provision of education, publications, consultation, and evaluation services.

The Joint Commission Organization


Joint Commission Resources

This global, knowledge-based organization provides innovative solutions to help health care organizations across all settings improve patient safety and quality.

The Joint Commission

The nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care evaluates organizations and inspires them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Joint Commission International

As the world's largest health care accreditor, JCI works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification.

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

Working to transform health care into a high-reliability industry, the Center's participants—the nation's leading hospitals and health systems—analyze specific breakdowns in care and develop targeted solutions.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission, the Board of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the Board of Directors of Joint Commission Resources.

It provides standards to guide Joint Commission Personnel in conducting themselves to protect and promote organization-wide integrity and to enhance The Joint Commission’s ability to achieve its declared mission.

Download the 'Code of Conduct' (PDF)