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Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Named “Top Performer” for Quality of Care, Safety
The Santa Clara Weekly

Last month, the U.S.’s leading accreditor of medical centers and service providers, the Joint Commission, named both Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara Hospital and its Behavioral Health Center a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.”

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission was created in 1951 by the American College of Surgeons, which published the first hospital accreditation standards in 1926. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies about 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.