Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes PVMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Platte Valley Medical Center underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in December, 2010. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated PVMC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention assessment, care planning, and medication management. The survey also reviewed adherence to fire safety, leadership, and environmental standards.
“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Platte Valley Medical Center 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 PVMC for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis through all levels of the organization. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework in which to create a culture of excellence,” says PVMC’s Chief Executive Officer John Hicks. “Achieving accreditation helps us to maintain excellence and 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 health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.
About The Joint Commission
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 .
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