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Forrest General, units accredited

HATTIESBURG — By demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Forrest General Hospital, Forrest General Home Care and Hospice and Forrest General’s Behavioral Health Services have been re-accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) following successful facility surveys in January 2009.”

“Accomplishing Joint Commission accreditation required hard work and dedication on the part of each and every Forrest General employee,” said Evan Dillard, Forrest General COO. “I commend our outstanding staff for their commitment to providing the best possible care for Forrest General’s patients, and congratulate them on a job well done.”

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of healthcare accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations and more than 6,800 other healthcare organizations that provide long-term care, assisted living, behavioral healthcare, laboratory and ambulatory care services.

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