The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission) conducts accreditation surveys of organizations to determine their compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards.  All Joint Commission surveys are now unannounced.

Alaska Regional Hospital’s goal is to maintain a constant state of readiness with patient safety and quality care as our primary focus.

Any individual that has a concern about the safety or quality of care provided by Alaska Regional Hospital may report these concerns to Joint Commission by calling 1-800-994-6610 or by email @ complaint@jcaho.org.


Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks 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 organizations.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.