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JCAHO Public Notice

If you or your family member has a concern related to quality or patient safety, please feel free to contact a University of Chicago Medicine representative in the Office of Patient Safety at (773) 834-0473, or via email at

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations conducts an accreditation survey of The University of Chicago Medical Center on an unannounced basis.

The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate the 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 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 contact the Joint Commission's at the following number.

Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 792-5636 (fax)
Or you may call the Joint Commission directly at 1-800-994-6610.

Additional Contact Information

Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
(217) 782-4977
(217) 782-3987 (fax)
1-800-547-0466 (TTY)
1-800-252-4343 (24-hour hotline)

College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
(800) 323-4040
(847) 832-8000 (fax)