Who is Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit patient safety organizations. JCI seeks a world where every patient receives the highest quality of care possible.

The most visible way we pursue this goal is through our accreditation program. To that end, JCI regularly publishes a demanding set of standards that represent the most current thinking in patient safety and quality improvement. Health care organizations that are capable of meeting these standards must undergo a comprehensive and rigorous on-site survey conducted by JCI in order to achieve accreditation. Once accredited, organizations must continue to meet our standards and are regularly assessed through periodic re-survey. JCI is completely independent from the organizations we accredit.

JCI also works to improve the quality of care within all hospitals, not just those that are capable of meeting our accreditation standards. Our global experts regularly assist hospitals, municipal governments, and ministries of health as they pursue their own quality goals and patient care outcomes.

Our History

Founded in 1994 by The Joint Commission, JCI works with health care organizations from more than 100 countries. Today, JCI fields a well-trained team of international accreditation surveyors and consultants who work in five continents.

Our Mission

The mission of JCI is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care in the international community through education, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification.