VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
The Joint Commission Public Notice
The Joint Commission, which grants accreditation to healthcare organizations, conducts regular unannounced surveys of all VISN 3 facilities including all campuses and clinics of the New Jersey Health Care System; NY Harbor Healthcare System; Northport VA Medical Center; Hudson Valley Health Care System; and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.
The purpose of Joint Commission surveys is to evaluate organizations' compliance with nationally established standards. Survey results are used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the organization.
The Joint Commission standards deal with organization quality, safety-of-care issues, and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters may contact VISN 3 facilities' patient representatives or management. If anyone continues to have concerns, The Joint Commission can be contacted at:
Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Office of Quality Monitoring Fax 630-792-5636
VISN 3 facilities will not take any disciplinary or retaliatory action against any employee (including, but not limited to physicians, contractors, fee-basis, volunteers and students) reporting safety or quality of care concerns to The Joint Commission.
This notice is posted in accordance with The Joint Commission's accreditation participation requirements.