Thursday, January 5, 2012

Joint Commission, MEDIG Seeks Information

The Joint Commission and the Navy Medical Inspector General (MEDINSGEN) will conduct an accreditation survey of Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms from 10 January 2012 to 13 January 2012.

The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission and United States Navy standards. The survey results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded the organization.

Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the Joint Commission's field representatives at the time of survey. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for a public information interview must be made in writing and should be sent to the Joint Commission no later than five working days before the survey begins. The requests must also indicate the nature of the information to be provided at the interview. Such requests should be addressed to:

Division of Accreditation Operations

Account Representative

Joint Commission One Renaissance Boulevard

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

The Joint Commission will acknowledge such request in writing by telephone and will inform the organization of the request for any interview. The organization will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time, and place of the meeting.

Patients and staff members may contact a Joint Commission surveyor during this survey and request a public information interview. The Joint Commission survey team will be located in Classroom 4, lower level, phone 760-830-2121. Concerns may also be brought to the attention of the Medical Inspector General (MEDINSGEN) by calling the MEDINSGEN Hotline at 1-800-637-6175, DSN 295-9019 or via e-mail at

While here they will be located in Room H104, phone 760-830-2738

This notice is posted in accordance with the Joint Commission's requirements and may not be removed before the survey is completed.

Date Posted: 05 January 2012