If you or someone you know has any kind of complaint against a hospital, you may contact  The Joint Commission, Office of Quality Monitoring, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 or contact them via the Internet at www.jointcommission.org.

To the editor:



I have some information that I am sure many people in our area would like to have.  If you or someone you know has any kind of complaint against a hospital, you may contact  The Joint Commission, Office of Quality Monitoring, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 or contact them via the Internet at www.jointcommission.org.  Their toll free number is 1-800-994-6610 if you have questions on how to file your complaint.

 You may also call the Missouri State Department of Health at 1-573-751-6303 or send your complaint in writing to Health Services Regulations, Attn: Complaint Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.

 It is best to contact both agencies with any hospital complaints.  If you have billing complaints, you may call the Missouri Attorney General at 1-800-392-8222.