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The Joint Commission

Schneck Medical Center maintains The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 
 
Organizations undergo a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluate compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conduct on-site observations and interviews.
 
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
 
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. 
 

Joint Replacement Certification

Schneck Bone & Joint Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its knee and hip replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety.
 
Schneck is one of only seven programs in Indiana to earn certifications in both hip and knee replacement procedures.
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