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For Consumers

Welcome to 91㽶Ƶ! Founded in 1951, 91㽶Ƶ is the nation’s oldest and largest health care accreditor.

Hospitals and other health care organizations that are accredited by 91㽶Ƶ meet our standards and pass an on-site survey of their processes that guide patient care. Staff at health care organizations work hard to meet our standards and are proud to display The Gold Seal of Approval® from 91㽶Ƶ. Look for the Gold Seal the next time you visit a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility.

Our mission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

The following resources provide more information about 91㽶Ƶ.

For any questions or concerns, please visit our Contact Us page.


How to Report a Patient Safety Concern or File a Complaint
Is there a patient safety concern or complaint we should know about a health care organization? Tell us through our . 
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Read statement for preserving family presence in challenging times
91㽶Ƶ supports family presence in health care during adverse conditions

Learn about Speak Up™, our patient safety program
Speak Up

Read more about 91㽶Ƶ
See our brochure: 91㽶Ƶ – Inspiring Health Care Excellence 
See our history: 91㽶Ƶ: Over a century of quality and safety 

Helping you choose guides
Helping you choose: Quality ambulatory care
Helping you choose: Quality hospice care
Helping you choose: Quality hospital care
Helping you choose: Quality nursing care center services

Find a Joint 91㽶Ƶ-accredited organization
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