The Joint Commission is widely known for its leadership role in evaluating and accrediting thousands of healthcare organizations in the United States. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia achieved a three-year Accreditation by Joint Commission on Heath Care Organizations for June, 2010 through September, 2013. This accreditation means that we demonstrated compliance with applicable Joint Commission standards in all performance areas.
Accountable Care Organizations focus on patient needs and help to unite the medical home with a larger community of health care providers. CHOP is the only children’s hospital in the country to earn accreditation and is among the first five organizations to be accredited nationally. NCQA requires ACOs to publicly report their performance and to provide performance reports to providers for quality improvement. Accreditation helps patients identify providers who are dedicated to providing the care they need, when they need it.