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10 Suggestions for Celebrating Joint Commission Accreditation

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The Joint Commission offers an Accreditation Publicity Toolkit that includes suggestions for celebrating an organizations accreditation achievement and for publicizing the achievement.

Here are the 10 suggestions:

1. Use the Gold Seal of Approval to promote your organization's Joint Commission accreditation.
2. Display your organization's accreditation certification in a prominent location in your organization.
3. Direct patients, residents or clients to your organization's quality report on Quality Check, which includes the accreditation decision, special quality awards and level of compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals.
4. Send a news release to the local media.
5. Conduct a news conference.
6. Demonstrate ongoing efforts to comply with Joint Commission standards that can provide additional publicity.
7. Notify any state or metropolitan provider association of which your organization is a member.
8. Notify the benefit manager at insurance carriers and health plans whose clients use or might use your organization's services.
9. Include information on the benefits of accreditation in your organization's newsletters and in presentations to staff, board members and community groups.
10. Celebrate the accreditation award by sponsoring a "Quality Day" at your organization.

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