Why is accreditation so important to us?

The Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates a long-standing commitment to client care, safety, and quality improvement. Did you know that Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) has been continuously accredited by The Joint Commission since 1999?

For more than 70 years, The Joint Commission has been a global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare, DGS is proud to be one of over 22,000 organizations in 70 countries to have achieved distinction of The Joint Commission accreditation! View our ‘Gold Seal of Approval’.

The Joint Commission
Joint Commission Accreditation

We believe all people should experience safe, high quality, and consistently excellent health care.

Joint Commission accreditation is the objective evaluation process of organizational compliance to performance standards designed to inspire and improve quality and safety for those they serve.

Within The Joint Commission accreditation process we survey to all standards, including those relevant from CMS and OSHA as well as our own. Our survey time together includes both an objective evaluation of standards compliance along with strategies and structures for improvement. Surveys are generally conducted every three years, however some settings including laboratories are surveyed every two years. Learn more about where standards come from and the survey experience.

After earning their accreditation award, health care organizations are eligible to display The Gold Seal of Approval®, a widely recognized symbol of quality and patient safety.

As the leader in standards development promoting quality and safety in health care organizations, The Joint Commission is currently the nation’s largest and only accreditor that reaches across the full continuum of care.