The Joint Commission: Office Based Surgery


Los Gatos Oral & Facial Surgery

Los Gatos Oral & Facial Surgery is an acceditated office based surgery center.  It is the only oral and maxillofacial surgery office In the state of California to receive this distinguished certification. Los Gatos Oral & Facial Surgery has received this certificaion since 2002 and undergoes regular office certification reviews.


What is Accreditation?

Accreditation means that we have volunteered to undergo a challenging, comprehensive evaluation. We have made significant extra effort to review and improve the key factors that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

Because the Joint Commission standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry, organizations that choose to be accredited by the Joint Commission are committed to providing the highest level of care. The Joint Commission’s seal of approval is a clear sign that we have demonstrated compliance with the most stringent standards of performance.

A team of health care professionals from the Joint Commission personally visited our facility to conduct a review of how well we comply to the following standards:

  • provide a safe environment for your care
  • educate you about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
  • protect your rights as a patient, including your right to confidentiality
  • evaluate your condition before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
  • protect you against infection
  • plan for emergency situations

How Does An Organization Become Accredited?

Joint commission accreditation is voluntary. To prepare for a Joint Commission review, we made a commitment to quality improvement and put teams together to look carefully at what we could do better to ensure safety and quality care.

A team of health care professionals conducted an on-site survey of our organization. The team interviewed staff and patients, residents, or clients; reviewed documents; examined the physical surroundings; and spent time observing how we deliver care. The team evaluated our overall performance against Joint Commission’s nationally recognized standards.

Accreditation is an accomplishment we’re proud of, and rightfully so. It means we have been recognized for complying with rigorous national performance standards that promote safe and quality health care. It means we’ve earned the Joint Commission seal of approval.


What Is The Joint Commission?

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization is a not-for profit organization dedicated to raising the level of safety and quality of care in all health care settings. Since 1951, Joint Commission accreditation has been recognized within health care as a symbol of quality.

The Joint Commission’s governing board includes doctors, nurses, medical directors and consumers. The Joint Commission sets the standards that measure health care quality in America and around the world. On a continuing basis, groups of doctors, nurses and representatives of national health care organizations meet to review the standards for care, and make recommendations for additions and improvements to the requirements.


How Can I Find Out More About Accreditation?

For more information about the  accreditation of health care organizations, visit www.jointcommission.org. To find other accredited health care organizations, look for Quality Check.


The Joint Commission’s Mission

To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care.