Archbold Memorial Hospital Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation
Monday, April 1, 2013
Archbold Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Archbold’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Archbold underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in March. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Archbold for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Archbold has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Archbold for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“The Archbold team places a significant emphasis on quality on a day-to-day basis,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold President and CEO. “Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework that helps create a culture of excellence. Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a testament to our staff’s commitment to provide our patients with a safe environment and excellent patient care, and to continually improve the care we provide.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral healthcare, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 healthcare staffing services.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.