August 13, 2012

Wellington Tichenor
Chief Executive Officer
Park Avenue Endoscopy, PLLC
642 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Dear Dr. Tichenor:

This letter serves as the official notice of the onset of your unannounced accreditation survey by The Joint Commission, which begins Wednesday, August 22, 2012. As a security precaution, members of your survey team should present his or her photo identification badge from The Joint Commission. In addition, your secure extranet site, "The Joint Commission Connect" â„¢ will provide the following information:

• Each surveyor’s name, biographical sketch, and the scheduled dates (under the "Notification of Scheduled Events" section of the extranet)
• Your organization’s Priority Focus Process (PFP) Report and Survey Agenda – (under the "Pre-Survey" section of the extranet.) Please note PFP reports are applicable only for Full Surveys and certain accreditation programs.

Please refer to the Survey Activity Guide for a description of information that may need to be made available to the surveyors in order to facilitate an effective and efficient survey.

If you have any concerns regarding the authenticity of a surveyor’s identification from The Joint Commission, please contact your Account Representative immediately. Organizations participating in our corporate or multi-organization accreditation programs should call their account representative using their direct extensions. Freestanding organizations not participating in our multi-organization process may reach their regional account representative by calling (630) 792-3007.

We greatly appreciate your participation in The Joint Commission’s accreditation process.


Mark Pelletier, RN, MS
Chief Operating Officer
Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations