Refers to an endorsement that a healthcare facility conforms to nationally recognized quality performance standards. An independent organization evaluates a facility’s quality performance, and grants a specific accreditation status. This information is provided by the facility’s application at credentialing and re-credentialing, every three years. The accreditation status is verified directly through the accrediting organization, such as the Joint Commission. Hospitals are routinely accredited; accreditation is voluntary for many other types of facilities. When CHP receives updated information, it is verified and the website is updated within 30 days.