The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has established standard treatment guidelines for several different areas of health care. These treatment guidelines are consistent with the Joint Commission's mission "to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations." Studies have shown that hospitals following these guidelines experience faster patient recovery and fewer complications.
These areas, listed below, are known as core measures. Click on the links below to compare UMMC's performance with national averages.