An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
The Joint Commission's Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
Vision Statement: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.
National Patient Safety Goals
Effective January 1, 2013
Below are links to the 2013 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). Included on each program's pages are chapters and easy-to-read versions.
For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the NPSGs, visit the Standards FAQs section.
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Physical Therapy
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant