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Evidence-based green practices and sustainability strategies to reduce operating room waste
September 21, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health care facilities represent a significant source of pollution around the world, contributing to climate change.1,2,3 Operating rooms...
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Financial incentives to enhance participation of resident physicians in quality improvement projects
August 26, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Aug. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Residents and fellow physicians need to learn how to improve health care systems by recognizing patient safety events and collaborating with...
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Implementing Universal Screening to Identify Suicide Risk in Pediatric Patients
July 27, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that 17.2% of high school students in the United States had seriously considered suicide in the...
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Positive Leadership WalkRounds improve health care worker well-being and safety culture
June 24, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interventions to decrease burnout in health care are urgently needed. A new study in the July 2021 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on...
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The Joint Commission and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announce new collaboration to address maternal health
June 23, 2021 11:30 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Joint Commission and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today announced a new collaboration to help reduce...
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The Joint Commission Launches New Assisted Living Community Accreditation Program 
June 03, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Joint Commission today announced the launch of a new Assisted Living Community (ALC) accreditation program. The program will help...
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Sleep Hygiene Intervention Improves Sleep for Hospital Patients
May 25, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hospitalized patients often suffer from sleep deprivation due to environmental noise and interruptions from staff.1 A new study in the June...
Application now open for new award recognizing improvements in healthcare disparities
May 17, 2021 11:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, a new award program from The Joint Commission and Kaiser...
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Lean management associated with positive hospital performance
April 27, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While there is evidence of some progress in patient safety and quality improvement in health care over the last two decades, recognition...
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Study identifies high-impact postoperative complications in older patients undergoing hip fracture repair
March 23, 2021 12:00 ET | Joint Commission
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hip fracture in older patients is common, debilitating and costly.1,2,3 A new study in the April 2021 issue of The Joint Commission Journal...