CLEWISTON — On Aug. 12, Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Hendry Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on May 4, 2021 – May 6, 2021. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
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. “We commend Hendry Regional Medical Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“HRMC is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added R.D. Williams, CEO, Hendry Regional Medical Center. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together, even under unprecedented conditions of a pandemic, to develop and implement approaches that improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess, and improve performance.
The Joint Commission accreditation recognizes and commends the quality healthcare available in Hendry County. Hendy Regional’s commitment to healthcare is to excel in quality, compassion, and innovation to make the community healthier.