Information About Our Accreditation
2010 Joint Commission Accreditation Survey Findings
The Joint Commission, the organization that accredits all of the hospitals in America completed its survey at BIDMC and has issued its report. The Joint Commission surveyors spent several days in intense review of BIDMC's physical facilities, information systems, and -- most importantly -- our actual delivery of care to patients.
As is the current practice, this was an unannounced visit by the Joint Commission, with the surveyors showing up on a Monday morning with just a few hours notice. The people who came were excellent, thoughtful, and comprehensive. There were six surveyors who spent a total of 24 surveyor-days with us. In all, they talked with almost 300 of our staff members and visited 49 unique sites on and off campus.
The surveyors found some things that needed improvement, but they also had many compliments for the hospital in general and for many of our staff in particular.
Consistent with BIDMC's practice and commitment to transparency, we have posted the
Joint Commission's Accreditation Survey Report here on our website.