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St. Claire HealthCare Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

St. Claire HealthCare Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review from The Joint Commission.

During the health system’s tri-annual review which was held March 1-4, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with nearly 2,200 standards including Medicare Conditions of Participation in the Hospital, Ambulatory, Home Care, and Clinical Ancillary settings. Standards spanning several areas were surveyed including emergency management; environment of care; infection prevention and control; leadership; medication management; and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

“I’m happy to announce that it was an exceptional survey and no condition level standards were reported,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO. “I am so appreciative of all the great work all of our staff put into preparing for this survey. Thanks to their efforts, we are well on our journey to excellence for all those who we are called to serve.”

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission.

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