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The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is the organization that accredits Northwestern Medicine and thousands of other healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission has developed and adopted quality measures that hospitals voluntarily collect from patients’ medical records. You may view the data on their web site.

“An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 16,000 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.”



Antenatal steroids
Exclusive breast milk feeding
Cesarean (C-section)
Elective delivery
Healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in newborns
Unexpected complications in newborns
Physical restraint use
Seclusion use
Tobacco use screening
Tobacco use: treatment provided or offered during hospital stay
Tobacco use: treatment provided or offered at discharge
Alcohol use screening
Alcohol use: brief intervention provided or offered
Alcohol and other drug use disorder treatment provided or offered at discharge