Southeastern Med Awarded Re-Accreditation from The Joint Commission
Written by: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2011 - Southeastern Med has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission. In receiving this distinction, Southeastern Med has demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety.
“The Joint Commission survey results were our best ever,” said Ray Chorey, President and CEO of Southeastern Med. “We seek accreditation for our organization because we aspire to be the best, and the commitment from our staff, physicians and Board to provide high quality care in a safe environment is evident from the survey results. Obtaining Joint Commission accreditation is symbolic of our ongoing quest for excellence. Everyone at Southeastern Med plays a valuable role in working to meet the quality and safety standards established by the Joint Commission. Accreditation gives us a feeling of pride and ownership. The community should take comfort in knowing that affordable, quality healthcare provided by dedicated workers exists here locally.”
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. To maintain and earn accreditation, hospitals must undergo an extensive on-site review by a select team of Joint Commission professionals, including administrators, physicians, and nurses at least once every three years. The Joint Commission’s unannounced, on-site survey to evaluate Southeastern Med’s performance in areas that affect patient care occurred Oct. 13-15.
“The results of our JC survey speak volumes to the dedication and efforts of our staff to provide excellent patient care,” said Angie Long, vice president of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Southeastern Med. “They were an integral part of the survey process and were able to demonstrate the level of care we provide.”
The Joint Commission provides a comprehensive guide to help individuals learn more about the safety and quality of other accredited healthcare organizations and programs throughout the United States. Quality Check®, which can be accessed at www.qualitycheck.org, provides each accredited organization’s Quality Report, which includes detailed information about an organization’s performance and how it compares to similar organizations.