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Important notice on data breaches affecting some HHC patients

The Joint Commission

Public Notice

In calendar year 2016, The Joint Commission will conduct unannounced accreditation surveys of:

Elmhurst Hospital Center
Harlem Hospital Center
Jacobi Medical Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Gouverneur Health (Nursing Facility)
Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate each organization's compliance with nationally established Joint Commission 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 organization quality, safety-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 should first contact the organization's management. If the concerns cannot be resolved, the individual may request a public information interview with the Joint Commission's field representatives at the time of the 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’s Office of Quality Monitoring. The request must indicate the nature of the information to be provided at the interview. Such requests should be addressed to

Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Telephone 1 (800) 994-6610


E-mailed to

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

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