Joint Commission, DNV or CMS?

Looking for opinions on surveys from these groups. Has anyone recently changed from The Joint Commission to DNV? Or gone back to CMS surveys routinely?


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    I would also like any information on this topic as well.

    Thanks! Dorothy Rice

    Dorothy Rice RN, BSN, MBA
    Director of Quality & Trauma and The Joint Commission Coordinator
    Ransom Memorial Hospital
    1301 South Main
    Ransom Memorial Hospital
    Ottawa, Ks 66067

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    We switched to DNV in 2013. Are you looking to speak with someone who switched more recently than that?

    Denecka Randolph, RN, BSN, MHA
    Manager of Accreditation and CMS Regulation
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
    Medical Center, NavicentHealth
    MSC #124
    Phone #: 478-633-7147
    Fax #: 478-633-1224

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”-Aristotle

  • edited August 2017
    Would love to know your experiences as well. Did you have deemed status with TJC before switching?

    Thank you.

  • edited August 2017
    No thanks.
  • edited August 2017
    Would love to know about this also.
  • edited August 2017
    We changed from TJC to DNV in 2013. We had deemed status with TJC prior to the move. Feel free to contact me or if there are specific questions you have I could do my best to answer them.

    Lynda Bailey, RN, HACP
    Accreditation Specialist
    Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional

    Value Management System / University of Utah Health Care
    50 North Medical drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132
    tel: 801.581.2854 email:
  • edited August 2017
    I have worked with HFAP, TJC and DNV.

    No comparison, DNV every day!  Very holistic approach that fosters relationships while focusing on Quality and Performance Improvement.

    Strongly recommend for those facilities willing to put the work into developing a true Quality Improvement Process that fosters high quality, reliable, replicable health care, and compliance with CMS standards. 

    Cynthia J. Whitaker MSN, RN, NE-BC
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    We transitioned from TJC to DNV last year in 2016. Feel free to contact me anytime.

    Angela Locklear, MS, CCMSCP
    Manager, Survey Readiness
    Southeastern Health
    Phone: (910) 671-5095
    Cell: (910) 740-4391

    “Change is never easy, but we are not looking for easy, we are looking for meaningful” (Sheridan, 2015)
  • edited August 2017
    We have been DVN since they started. The ISO part is the most overwhelming to adjust to but makes you better. I like that they follow CMS standards almost exactly. I think TJC has some really good programs, but requirements that do not match CMS is the most frustrating.
  • edited August 2017
    Sometime ago when I reviewed briefly about the ISO part, it seemed like quality improvement (PDCA type of methodology) and you had to pick your own issues then they helped you through those. Is that correct, or way off from the standard requirements?

    Any insight is so valuable to me! Thanks!

    Dorothy Rice
  • We tranisitoned from JC (deemed status) to DNV for our accreditation and most of our certifications over the last year (starting February 2018; the rest will switch by first quarter 2019.  We are days away from our second survey. So far so good.  Very different than JC. Would love to start / join a network / list serve/ forum to discuss DNV topics.  Is anyone aware of one or know how to start!
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