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Create a Safe, Supportive Environment for Patients and Staff

The Importance of Environment of Care®

There’s a direct link between a safe, supportive environment for patients and staff and quality care.

Whether you’re focused on hazardous materials and waste, security, medical equipment or utilities, minimizing risks in the physical environment and operating a safe facility, JCR helps you meet regulation requirements, operate efficiently and approach zero harm.

Our "Sustainability in the Environment of Care" whitepaper explores the Environment of Care issues facing U.S. hospitals today. It also looks at how support from JCR can help keep patients safe through continuous facility improvement.

Environment of Care compliance is hard, and it’s getting harder. In the past few years, eight of the 10 most frequently cited standards from accreditation surveys relate to Environment of Care and Life Safety. The good news is JCR is here to help.

When you partner with Joint Commission Resources, you have access to:

Full-Spectrum Solutions

Our advisory solutions explain the many Environment of Care regulations in a variety of settings.

Trusted Expertise

Our Environment of Care experts have 320+ combined years of experience, with access to clinical consultants.

Custom Tools and Training

Whatever your needs, our team can support you long-term, short-term or ad hoc — from accreditation prep to risk reduction.

Convenient Access

We have the industry’s most complete set of resources for Environment of Care readiness and compliance. All in one place.

We can help you and your leaders with Joint Commission survey preparation*, but we also offer more support when it comes to Environment of Care, including:

  • Building design and construction
  • Emergency management methods and response
  • Long-term compliance
  • Regulatory compliance

*The use of Joint Commission Resources consultative technical or advisory services is not necessary to obtain a Joint Commission Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.

Aiming to make continued learning as easy and beneficial as possible, we host live, virtual and on-demand conferences throughout the year, as well as provide seminars, recordings, digital resources and online courses.

We host multiple Environment of Care education events throughout the year, including Environment of Care Base Camp, Exploring Life Safety, and Environment of Care for Ambulatory Care.

If you can’t find what you need, we also customize education, either virtually or in-person. Some of our popular topics include:

  • Developing a successful Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Kitchens
  • Pharmacy compounding
  • Ventilators and air quality
  • Waterborne pathogens
Our collection of evidence-based books, manuals and digital subscriptions helps organizations stay current on important health, quality and safety topics — including Environment of Care.

A monthly digital subscription that helps you keep up with The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care, Emergency Management, and Life Safety requirements and best practices.

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Quick access to all the Environment of Care, Emergency Management and Life Safety accreditation standards across all settings of care.

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A guide to help you understand Environment of Care standards, as well as Emergency Management standards.

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