Friday, July 2, 2010

Goodall Hospital Receives Re-Accreditation from The Joint Commission

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Goodall Hospital has been re-accredited by the Joint Commission and again received their Gold Seal of Approval™.
“We are so proud of our recent survey results,” said Darlene Stromstad, President/CEO of Goodall Hospital. “Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to patient safety and quality care. The survey itself is a rigorous process that reviews our work and standards over the long haul. We view obtaining Joint Commission re-accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”
“Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization’s performance and the outcomes of care. The community should be proud that Goodall Hospital is focusing on the most challenging goal—to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels,” said Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S, Executive Director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Goodall Hospital from June 15 through June 18, 2010. The accreditation award recognizes Goodall Hospital’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care.