ETMC Henderson has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold
Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance
with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare
quality and safety in hospitals.
The accreditation award recognizes ETMC Henderson's dedication
to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's
state-of-the-art standards. The designation is valid for three
ETMC Henderson underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey
in January. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated
the hospital 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 ETMC Henderson has
demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its
patients," said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, executive director,
hospital programs, accreditation and certification services, The
Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process and I
commend ETMC Henderson for successfully undertaking this challenge
to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the
community it serves."
"Joint Commission accreditation, reflects the significant
investment in quality we are making on a day-to-day basis from the
top down," said Mark Leitner, administrator of ETMC Henderson.
"Joint Commission accreditation provides us with a framework to
take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture
of excellence. This is a major step in demonstrating our commitment
to excellence and continually improving the care we provide."
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously
improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other
stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring
them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest
quality and value. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The
Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest
standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more
about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.