2012-09-21 / Community

SJEH Receives Seal Of Approval

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital St. John’s Episcopal Hospital St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has 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 and behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and behavioral health care programs underwent a rigorous unannounced onsite survey in June 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated St. John’s 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, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital 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 St. John’s 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 from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Nelson Toebbe, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital and behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and individuals and the management of hospitals and behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

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