The Joint Commission Accreditation

Mendocino Coast District Hospital as of October 16, 2015
MCDH Home Care as of October 16, 2015
MCDH Laboratory as of April 7, 2017

The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation is an important way of demonstrating that Mendocino Coast District Hospital, its home health program and laboratory all follow the same quality standards that large healthcare organizations follow.

MCDH has been accredited through TJC since 1973. We identified the need to meet the quality standards designated by The Joint Commission in the early years, and have maintained that accreditation to this day.

About The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain accreditation by TJC, an organization must undergo an extensive on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team every three years.

TJC Mission: 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.

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Mendocino Coast District Hospital is licensed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Mendocino Coast District Hospital is licensed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Mendocino Coast District Hospital’s Dietary Services Department is accredited by the Mendocino County Department of Environmental Health.

Mendocino Coast District Hospital is inspected by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)