Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James 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.
The accreditation award recognizes Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James’ dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for delivering safe and effective patient care.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in enhancing the quality of care we provide on a daily basis,” says Ryan Smith, administrator at Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. “Joint Commission accreditation provides us with a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence.”
Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James recently underwent a rigorous unannounced site survey. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the organization 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, Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James 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 the providers and staff in St. James for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate their standard of care and instill confidence in the patients and communities they serve.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. Health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients collaborate to develop the standards.
An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. It is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.