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Title
SJMPH Awarded Accreditation
Start Date
03/14/2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 6, 2014

ST. JOSEPH MERCY PORT HURON AWARDED
ACCREDITATION BY THE JOINT COMMISSION

 Port Huron, MI…By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. 

“In achieving Joint Commission Accreditation, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” comments Rebekah Smith, RN, President and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend all our staff, physicians and volunteers for successfully undertaking this challenge to maintain our excellence standard of care and instill confidence in our community through this accreditation.”

“The accreditation award recognizes St. Joseph Mercy’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state of the art standards,” explains Fran Parrish, RN, Director of Quality at St. Joseph Mercy. “The surveyors not only commented on our patient care and safety standards, but equally important the engagement, quality and professionalism of our staff.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s unannounced, on-site survey of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital occurred in October 2013, with formal Accreditation awarded shortly thereafter in February 2014.

“We are extremely proud of our entire staff, medical staff and volunteers for their continued dedication to patient care and safety…every patient…every time,” Smith concludes. “Meeting the strict standards set forth by The Joint Commission in attaining Accreditation is just one more example of that dedication and our culture of excellence.”

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

The Gold Seal of Approval was awarded just a few months after SJMPH was also named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. As a Top Performer, St. Joseph Mercy was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, and is one of 1,099 hospitals in the US earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

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