February 21st, 2011

Great River Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM  for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health-care quality and safety in hospitals.

The hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated it for compliance with standards of care specific to patients’ needs, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medicine management.

“Our staff works very hard to ensure the highest level of quality for our patients,” said Mark Richardson, president and CEO, Great River Medical Center. “The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation validates these efforts. We take great pride in this accreditation and are committed to our process for continued quality improvement and exceptional patient satisfaction.’

The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care by inspiring health-care organizations to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The independent, not-for-profit organization evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 organizations and programs in the United States. Founded in 1951, it is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting accrediting body in health care.