Story last updated at 8/8/2012 - 1:06 pm
Bartlett Regional Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Bartlett's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
Bartlett underwent an unannounced rigorous on-site survey in July of this year. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Bartlett 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, Bartlett Regional 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 Bartlett for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
With continued accreditation, Bartlett is making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Accreditation provides a framework to keep the organization moving to higher levels and helps create a culture of excellence.
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.