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Memorial Hospital at Stone County awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Memorial Hospital at Stone County has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Administrator, Lynn Truelove, states that “Memorial Hospital at Stone County underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on Jan. 30 – 31. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with hospital accreditation standards spanning several areas such as facility operations, environment of care, emergency management processes, patient safety initiatives, infection prevention and control, leadership responsibilities, medication management, and patient rights and responsibilities.”

“We would like to thank everyone for their preparation, effort, energy and commitment to Memorial and the communities we serve,” said Kent Nicaud, Memorial President and CEO. “The Joint Commission surveyors acknowledged the hard work that went into the last 90 days and rarely have they seen such team work to accomplish what we have accomplished.”

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 Memorial Hospital at Stone County for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

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