Its not really about joints, per se, unless they are aching and in need of repair. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations is a nonprofit that provides accreditation and certification services to more than 18,000 health care providers in the US. Its board of commissioners includes doctors, nurses, consumers, and administrators. They evaluate hospitals, health care networks, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, laboratories, and health-related groups. The Joint Commission's Quality Check website includes each accredited organization's quality review. The group, also known simply as The Joint Commission, was founded in 1951.
The commission's corporate members include the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association. – less