Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
“The Joint Commission accreditation represents the highest health care standards and demonstrates that we are committed to providing the best quality patient care,” said Roger Seaver, president and CEO. “It’s a reflection of the superior care our employees provide on a day-to-day basis.”
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The Joint Commission strives to continuously improve the safety and quality of health care provided to the public through the accreditation process.
During the unannounced on-site survey in July 2010, an expert team of Joint Commission surveyors examined standards of care specific to the needs of patients, ranging from infection prevention and control, to appropriate written abbreviations and medication management, to fire safety and emergency preparation.
“The outstanding accreditation is the result of our management team, employees, and medical staff’s hard work and dedication to continually improve the care we provide for our community and to create a culture of excellence,” added Seaver.
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 health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care 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 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.