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The Role of Joint Commission International

Satori World Medical, a San Diego-based global health service organization, maintains a high level of quality assurance. As part of facilitating a number of surgical procedures in other countries and regions, Satori World Medical maintains a qualified pool of acute care hospitals to ensure high-quality treatment. All of the company’s recommended acute care hospitals have received accreditation by Joint Commission International.

Joint Commission International (JCI) is the international arm of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, a US-based non-profit organization that reviews and accredits American hospitals. JCI recognizes and encourages quality care from health care facilities and providers around the globe through certification and accreditation requirements,  JCI focuses on patient safety and organizational excellence. Additional services such as education and advice, offered through the affiliate JCI Consulting, assists health care facilities worldwide in establishing solutions that are both practical and sustainable.

Accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) acknowledges the high standards of JCI’s processes and training for medical care organizations. Such benchmarks translate into better patient care and confidence.

To date, over 400 private and public health care associations have met the standards for accreditation by JCI; this number represents facilities in 39 countries. The organizations include hospitals, laboratories, primary care providers, clinical care programs, ambulatory care facilities, and care continuum services, among others. These international standards require member organizations to meet and uphold uniform, achievable expectations.

Developed by international health care experts, JCI’s proven accreditation standards have undergone extensive global testing. Contributions from the organization’s Advisory Councils in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East provide insight into improved quality of care and patient safety issues. All of the organization’s decisions regarding accreditation come from an international committee of experts in the field.

The World Health Organization (WHO), JCI, and The Joint Commission have united to create the WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions. Through programs, standards, and events, the Centre further promotes the safety of individuals undergoing medical treatment.