Education event

TJC Surveys Resume — Know What to Expect Webinar

Originally recorded June 30, 2020



In March, The Joint Commission (TJC) suspended all surveys due to COVID-19. That has changed as the COVID-19 curve flattens and state and counties begin to reopen. As of June 1, TJC has resumed reaccreditation surveys nationally, including hospitals in some California counties.

Join us in this webinar to learn about the criteria that TJC will use to assess whether or not to survey your hospital. And if your hospital is in a county that meets those criteria, this webinar prepares you for TJC’s pre-survey outreach and for the day TJC arrives to survey.

    Who should participate
    Chief Nursing Officers, Legal, Compliance Officers, Quality and Patient Safety Officers, Privacy Officers


    Safety first — for hospital staff, patients and the TJC survey team

    How current COVID-19 data determines survey areas of focus

    • Counties and risk areas, trends in COVID-19 cases, reevaluation

    Outreach — TJC account executives connect pre-survey

    • Questions regarding your operations, accessibility, visitor restrictions, staff, waivers

    If survey is a go, what will change due to COVID-19

    • Meeting sizes, PPE, tracers, hospital areas to avoid



    Chad Larson, MBA
    Executive Director, Hospital Accreditation Program
    Accreditation and Certification Operations
    The Joint Commission

    Chad Larson is the Executive Director of the Hospital Accreditation at The Joint Commission (TJC). In this role, he builds new client and partner relationships and leads strategic initiatives intended to provide value-added services within the hospital accreditation program. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Business Operations where he led the administration and management of operational, financial, and planning activities for the organization. He also previously served as the Associate Director of Service Team Operations, where he was responsible for the recruitment, orientation, training, development, and supervision of the Account Executives responsible for providing ongoing support to customers throughout the accreditation process.

    Gail Weinberger, MA
    Director, Stakeholder Relations
    Accreditation and Certification Operations
    The Joint Commission

    Gail Weinberger is the Director, Stakeholder Relations at The Joint Commission (TJC). With over 30 years at TJC, Ms. Weinberger currently is responsible for relationship management with key TJC stakeholders including various advisory groups and state hospital associations. Previously, as the Director, Accreditation & Certification Policy & Administration, she was principally responsible for being the liaison with key customer groups by developing and administering policies relative to the accreditation and certification process. She is very involved with monitoring the changing healthcare landscape and its effect on TJC accreditation and certification process.
    Ms. Weinberger has spoken nationally on a wide range of topics relative to the accreditation process and health care.

    Kiyomi Burchill
    Vice President, Policy
    California Hospital Association

    Kiyomi Burchill is responsible for developing CHA’s policy positions on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues that affect California hospitals and health systems, including seismic safety, licensing and certification, public health, health information technology, and quality. She closely coordinates with CHA’s advocacy, data, and communications teams to create and execute effective strategies on behalf of CHA’s members.