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The Joint Commission, a private, not-for-profit organization, has been the nation’s leader in continuously improving patient safety and health care quality for more than fifty years. The Joint Commission is the principal standards setter and evaluator for a variety of health care organizations, including hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health care, home care, laboratories, and long-term care. Joint Commission accreditation -- the coveted Gold Seal of Approval -- means that a health care organization complies with the most rigorous standards of performance.

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