The Joint Commission

About the Joint Commission

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and is committed to providing safe and high quality care that complies with TJC standards.

TJC conducts rigorous surveys to ensure that hospitals across the United States align with the standards of care mandated by state and federal agencies. An independent, not-for-profit organization, TJC accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Surveys take place every three years and are typically unannounced.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital was last surveyed in 2018.


Speak Up About Your Care

There are a lot of things you can do to keep yourself healthy. You can exercise and eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco, and get a good night’s rest. But one of the most important things you can do for your health is to become actively involved in your health care.

Research shows that patients who are informed about their health, ask questions, and get involved in making decisions, actually get better care.

Launched with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ program urges patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. The Speak Up program features brochures, posters, animated videos and now infographics, which can be downloaded for free.